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* ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' had a rather pithy reason for this, tying into InherentInTheSystem. One of the "Question sections" had a brief quiz about decisions to be made by a CEO - option A was the HonestCorporateExecutive route, while B was the CorruptCorporateExecutive route[[labelnote:Example]]"Would you rather hire: A) one 50-year-old, or B) ten 5-year-olds?"[[/labelnote]]
-->''If you picked A to any of these questions, congratulations! [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished You have just been fired by the person that answered B.]]

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* ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' had a rather pithy reason for this, tying into InherentInTheSystem. One of the "Question sections" had a brief quiz about decisions to be made by a CEO - option A was the HonestCorporateExecutive route, while B was the CorruptCorporateExecutive route[[labelnote:Example]]"Would you rather hire: A) one 50-year-old, or B) ten 5-year-olds?"[[/labelnote]]
-->''If you picked A to any of these questions, congratulations! congratulations! [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished You have just been fired by the person that answered B.]]
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* ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' had a rather pithy reason for this, tying into InherentInTheSystem. One of the "Question sections" had a brief quiz about decisions to be made by a CEO - option A was the HonestCorporateExecutive route, while B was the CorruptCorporateExecutive route[[labelnote:Example]]"Would you rather hire: A) one 50-year-old, or B) ten 5-year-olds?"[[/labelnote]]
-->''If you picked A to any of these questions, congratulations! [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished You have just been fired by the person that answered "B".]]

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* ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' had a rather pithy reason for this, tying into InherentInTheSystem. One of the "Question sections" had a brief quiz about decisions to be made by a CEO - option A was the HonestCorporateExecutive route, while B was the CorruptCorporateExecutive route[[labelnote:Example]]"Would you rather hire: A) one 50-year-old, or B) ten 5-year-olds?"[[/labelnote]]
-->''If you picked A to any of these questions, congratulations! congratulations! [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished You have just been fired by the person that answered "B".B.]]


* ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' had a rather pithy reason for this, tying into InherentInTheSystem. One of the "Question sections" had a brief quiz about decisions to be made by a CEO - option A was the HonestCorporateExecutive route, while B was the CorruptCorporateExecutive route[[labelnote:Example]]"Would you rather hire: A) one 50-year-old, or B) ten 5-year-olds?[[/labelnote]].
-->''If you picked A to any of these questions, congratulations! [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished You have just been fired by the person that answered "B".]]

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* ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' had a rather pithy reason for this, tying into InherentInTheSystem. One of the "Question sections" had a brief quiz about decisions to be made by a CEO - option A was the HonestCorporateExecutive route, while B was the CorruptCorporateExecutive route[[labelnote:Example]]"Would you rather hire: A) one 50-year-old, or B) ten 5-year-olds?[[/labelnote]].
5-year-olds?"[[/labelnote]]
-->''If you picked A to any of these questions, congratulations! congratulations! [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished You have just been fired by the person that answered "B".]]



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* ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' had a rather pithy reason for this, tying into InherentInTheSystem. One of the "Question sections" had a brief quiz about decisions to be made by a CEO - option A was the HonestCorporateExecutive route, while B was the CorruptCorporateExecutive route[[labelnote:Example]]"Would you rather hire: A) one 50-year-old, or B) ten 5-year-olds?[[/labelnote]].
-->''If you picked A to any of these questions, congratulations! [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished You have just been fired by the person that answered "B".]]


* This is completely averted by [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]], of course. Is he a stern, demanding taskmaster? Sure. Is he a hard bargainer who doesn't suffer fools easily? You bet. Is he always ready to exploit whatever openings an opponent might leave him? Absolutely. Is he dishonest, corrupt, or evil like his EvilCounterpart Flintheart Glomgold? Not a chance.

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* This is completely averted by [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]], of course. Is he a stern, demanding taskmaster? Sure. Is he a hard bargainer who doesn't suffer fools easily? You bet. Is he always ready to exploit whatever openings an opponent might leave him? Absolutely. Is he dishonest, corrupt, or evil like his EvilCounterpart Flintheart Glomgold? Not a chance.


** Maxwell Lord, the CEO and founder of ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'', used to be a decent guy, albeit arrogant, but he's been retconned into a villain for no apparent reason.

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** Maxwell Lord, the CEO and founder of ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'', used to be a decent guy, albeit ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' was arrogant, but he's been retconned ultimately a reasonable man. However, he would descend into a villain for no apparent reason.full-blown villany with him ''murdering'' Ted Kord. Reasns are unknown but may have involved paranoia regarding the metahuman populace.


* In ''Literature/Island1962'', if you own, manage, work for or support an oil company, you are an evil, greedy person out to destroy [[{{Utopia}} Palan way of life]].

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* In ''Literature/Island1962'', ''''Literature/{{Island|1962}}'''', if you own, manage, work for or support an oil company, you are an evil, greedy person out to destroy [[{{Utopia}} Palan way of life]].



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* In ''Literature/Island1962'', if you own, manage, work for or support an oil company, you are an evil, greedy person out to destroy [[{{Utopia}} Palan way of life]].


* ThePhantomOfTheOpera: In the original book by Gaston Leroux, this is the reason Erik (the eponymous phantom) could maintain his reign of terror: In Parisian society, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections itís not what you do, itís who you know]]. Therefore the executives at the Opera and the police are not only corrupt, but {{Stupid Boss}}es who donít care about how to do their job better but only how to practice politics and be discreet about all their problems, making them the perfect victims of BlackMail.

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* ThePhantomOfTheOpera: In the original book by Gaston Leroux, this is the reason Erik (the eponymous phantom) could maintain his reign of terror: In Parisian society, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections itís not what you do, itís who you know]]. Therefore the executives at the Opera and the police are not only corrupt, but {{Stupid Boss}}es who donít care about how to do their job better but only how to practice politics and be discreet discrete about all their problems, making them the perfect victims of BlackMail.


* Subverted to a great extent in the [[FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker Earth]]-[[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman 2706]] verse. In both the ''Ultimate Sleepwalker'' and ''Ultimate Spider-Woman'' series, {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s have expressed their hatred of their honest competitors. According to corrupt executives like Norman Osborn, the Honest Corporate Executives (people like [[IronMan Tony Stark]], [[ComicBook/CaptainBritain Brian Braddock]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Warren Worthington]] and [[Comicbook/MoonKnight Marc Spector]]) are cowards who are holding the rest of them back. Guys like Stark and Worthington obviously enjoy the wealth and power that comes with their work, but at the end of the day they're really only interested in running their businesses. People like Osborn and Justin Hammer, on the other hand, actively believe that their wealth and power give them the right to lord over the lower classes and do whatever they want to them.

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* Subverted to a great extent in the [[FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker Earth]]-[[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman 2706]] verse. In both the ''Ultimate Sleepwalker'' and ''Ultimate Spider-Woman'' series, {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s have expressed their hatred of their honest competitors. According to corrupt executives like Norman Osborn, the Honest Corporate Executives (people like [[IronMan Tony Stark]], [[ComicBook/CaptainBritain Brian Braddock]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Warren Worthington]] and [[Comicbook/MoonKnight Marc Spector]]) are cowards who are holding the rest of them back. Guys like Stark and Worthington obviously enjoy the wealth and power that comes with their work, but at the end of the day they're really only interested in running their businesses. People like Osborn and Justin Hammer, on the other hand, actively believe that their wealth and power give them the right to lord over the lower classes and do whatever they want to them.


* ''Film/TronLegacy'' had an infamous scene with the Encom boardroom, where they're boasting about their latest and greatest operating system. The only subversion in the room points out that they're charging schools and non-profits a fortune - what are the customers getting in return? The idiot CEO shrugs and says "it has a 12 on the box..." This is meant to demonstrate that the company has fallen from its innovative times under Walter Gibbs and Flynn Sr. while cementing sympathy for Sam's [[PlayfulHacker annual]] [[LikeFatherLikeSon practical joke]].

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* ''Film/TronLegacy'' had an infamous scene with the Encom boardroom, where they're boasting about their latest and greatest operating system. The Alan Bradley, the only subversion [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] in the room room, points out that they're charging schools and non-profits a fortune - what are the customers getting in return? The idiot CEO shrugs and says "it has a 12 on the box..." This is meant to demonstrate that the company has fallen from its innovative times under Walter Gibbs and Flynn Sr. while cementing sympathy for Sam's [[PlayfulHacker annual]] [[LikeFatherLikeSon practical joke]].


For puppy-kicking baby-eating sociopaths who openly flout the law in an otherwise perfectly nice and functional society, this trope can overlap with YouFailEconomicsForever.

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For puppy-kicking baby-eating sociopaths who openly flout the law in an otherwise perfectly nice and functional society, this trope can overlap with YouFailEconomicsForever.
ArtisticLicenseEconomics.


* Subverted to a great extent in the [[FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker Earth]]-[[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman 2706]] verse. In both the ''Ultimate Sleepwalker'' and ''Ultimate Spider-Woman'' series, {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s have expressed their hatred of their honest competitors. According to corrupt executives like Norman Osborn, the Honest Corporate Executives (people like [[IronMan Tony Stark]], [[ComicBook/CaptainBritain Brian Braddock]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Warren Worthington]] and [[Comicbook/MoonKnight Marc Spector]]) are cowards who hare holding the rest of them back. Guys like Stark and Worthington obviously enjoy the wealth and power that comes with their work, but at the end of the day they're really only interested in running their businesses. People like Osborn and Justin Hammer, on the other hand, actively believe that their wealth and power give them the right to lord over the lower classes and do whatever they want to them.

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* Subverted to a great extent in the [[FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker Earth]]-[[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman 2706]] verse. In both the ''Ultimate Sleepwalker'' and ''Ultimate Spider-Woman'' series, {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s have expressed their hatred of their honest competitors. According to corrupt executives like Norman Osborn, the Honest Corporate Executives (people like [[IronMan Tony Stark]], [[ComicBook/CaptainBritain Brian Braddock]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Warren Worthington]] and [[Comicbook/MoonKnight Marc Spector]]) are cowards who hare are holding the rest of them back. Guys like Stark and Worthington obviously enjoy the wealth and power that comes with their work, but at the end of the day they're really only interested in running their businesses. People like Osborn and Justin Hammer, on the other hand, actively believe that their wealth and power give them the right to lord over the lower classes and do whatever they want to them.


* ''Literature/TheGoneAwayWorld'': It doesn't help that all the executives in question are actually [[spoiler:ninjas]].

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* ''Literature/TheGoneAwayWorld'': It doesn't help In ''Literature/TheGoneAwayWorld'', just about every single executive of the two major corporations in the story - the All Asian Investment & Progressive Banking Group and the Jorgmund Corporation - is a [[JerkAss vile]], [[LackOfEmpathy heartless]] [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucratic]] scumbucket. In the case of the former, they're willing to force a loan on a country that all never asked for it and then invade said country when it can't repay; in the case of the latter, they're willing [[spoiler: to kidnap and lobotomize thousands of people just to fuel the machines that feed the Jorgmund pipeline.]] The main character even provides a system for categorizing these "Pencilnecks," analyzing just how well they've been able to dismantle their own humanity and individuality in pursuit of success. For good measure, a large number of the Jorgmund executives in question are actually [[spoiler:ninjas]].[[spoiler:members of an ancient cult of order-worshiping ninjas]].



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* The Letheian Mining Corporation from ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}''. They are making a killing on erchius, a top-line spaceship fuel, despite knowing fully that reckless mining of the stuff may awaken eldritch abominations that kill everyone and/or mutate them into horrible pink blobs. When this happens at a facility, they initiate "Procedure Alpha1a: Awakening", which is to lock down the place, declare every employee involved dead, write the place off as a loss, and just move on with business.

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