A study I linked to a month or so ago (that I can't recall the search string for) made a good case for their only being 2 solutions that actually work over the long term without Enron-like manipulations: Unions and Education. Link RE Union impact on the workforce: http://www.epinet.org/content.cfm/briefingpapers_bp143 Link RE: Education's impact: http://www.simplerwork.com/d/d10.htm I'll see if I can dredge up that post and re-link. BTW: Unions got us out of the horrors of the Industrial revolution. If not for Labor Organizations we'd still be a rich/dirt poor country where most of us work 12 or more hours with NO compensation beyond dismal pay. Before the crys of corruption and greed start I just wanted to point that out... and the fact that the nations with the most active unions have the least gap between the workers' living standards and those of the executives.