In 2011, top salaries at the largest Swiss companies stood at 93 times those of the lowest-paid workers.
Polls indicate that the Swiss voters will be conned into rejecting the 1:12 initiative.
Public support for 1:12 pay cap appears to wane - SwissInfo
Let's try it the other way around.
What's unfair about that?
As for market forces and the old we-have-to-pay-huge-salaries-otherwise-we'd-get-crap-executives chestnut, didn't that one die in the arse when we had every bank executive who ruined the economy pay themselves fatbonuses?
Honestly, is there any evidence of a link between competency and remuneration?
Who were the executives responsible for shipping the US's entire manufacturing base to China and India and ruining the country's economy? Who fucked Greece, and Ireland, and Italy, and Iceland, and Portugal, and Spain? Were they executives who'd tell you that they have to be paid big salaries otherwise incompetents would ruin everything?
This is 'tiger amulet' logic. Wear it and you'll never get attacked by tigers. And if you do happen to get attacked, you can console yourself with the knowledge of how much worse if would have been had you not worn it.