Oh yeah, that's brilliant.
A) A lot of corporate employees live NO WHERE near those meetings. Thus they can't afford to attend. Let's not even start to talk about the fact they can't afford to take a day (or 3 as necessary) to go.
B) If they did show up, how long do you think thier job would last if they asked a really smart question that made the board members look foolish?
Business was always about making money, and that's fine. It's when they threw out ethics that I started to get pissed. That decision was likely encouraged by the 'geed is good' creedo of 'Wall Street'. A few assholes threw out the book on being decent human beings, and the rest of the greedy lemmings sold their souls in quick succession to grab their piece of the pie. Yet another
Effectively you have a bunch of assholes (CEOs and stockholders) standing around saying it's the others fault that the company ships GOOD jobs overseas and fucks the employees every which way but loose to save a dollar here and there that MIGHT make their stock go up a cent or two. It's a vicious cycle and everyone who participates is GUILTY.
You wonder why I'm so bitter? Let's talk about this corporate sell your soul for a buck attitude being the largest reason for the decline of civilized behaviour in modern society.
Years ago you would have stood in shock and awe at the audicity of someone in your social company forsaking your conversation to answer their cell phone. Now a days people interrupting the dinner conversation with a cell phone call is almost expected. We are valuless to eachother unless money is involved. No wonder no one gives a shit about Somalia.