Whenever I hear talk about the tax breaks available to the rich versus the programs that are being cut do to lack of funding, I always wonder how things would look if the wealthy stopped providing jobs for people. While they may reap more of the benefits than the employed, the employers have the most to lose by the business failing.
I haven't heard too many cases of employees investing heavily into a company before taking a job at the company. Even more illusive is the employee that is willing to sacrifice for the sake of the company. While the employees who strongly believe in the company will do so, the employer still has a larger stake in the business failing. On the off chance that the employees that sacrifice for company, they are typically rewarded greatly for doing so.
I haven't met many successful people that have started a business with no investment.