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At the root of it, it's always done for the shareholder. And it always seems like that layer cannot be touched, because it is what gives you these jobs to begin with. So everything in terms of changes is tried on the levels below. 40 hour week to protect the worker!! 50 years later, a 40 hour week is so optimized that it fucks the worker. I can't imagine having a fixed time for a bathroom break...

Companies need to change. Management needs to change etc. But what not "the shareholders need to change"?

I know too little about the stock market and how these businesses are run. But who came up with this idea of shareholders and them having complete control over companies and the main goal being profit maximum?

Maybe a Mr. Robot style nuke of the whole stock market would get rid of that.