I am a stockholder in many public corporations but I wish I weren't because I know there's a good chance that management and directors are in cahoots to retain their positions and deny the stockholders what is in their best interest. For example, when a board recommends voting against a declassified board, for a golden parachute agreement, or against disclosure of political contributions, etc. I realize it is not on my side as a stockholder. The board's cohorts, the executives, preserving their power, place their own personal welfare ahead of the company's. The directors to whom the executives are supposed to be directly responsible, if they are not in cahoots, are not savvy enough to know when they are being hoodwinked.
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