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I saw a talk about worker co-ops where the workers own the companies and vote on salaries such within a framework of the highest paid employee making at most 10x the salary of the lowest or something like that. The talk didnt go into detail about stock ownership but I imagine to really balance wealth outcomes of such a setup capital gains wealth sharing would have to be considered.

You'd perhaps allocate each employee a share of the company relative to their salary (compared to other employees), but the employee must agree to sell their shares back to the company after they leave, being paid out the capital gains they helped the company's stock grow to earn.

I'm curious if any studies have run the numbers to determine the likely average income in a situation somewhat similar to this? It could of course be dependent on the GDP and other factors.

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