I'm not naive enough to think that many people have values that can withstand the allure of easy money or that altruism is even a thing. I just believe that Framework specifically is one company that will stick to their guns.We pretty much agree on every point, save for the premise of this one.
"Idealism", is the province of the young".In analog, every student who enters medical does so because, "they just want to help people"
After a time though, they still "want to help people", as long as they can live in a million dollar house while doing so.
My point is that, "power corrupts", is not the whole story. Money IS power, or at least is its adjunct.
So, for all these people who you describe as , "starting a business in their garage", may be facing an uncertain future, a big pile of money could take all that doubt and uncertainty away in a split second.. Nor can you feed a family on your "ideals"..
So, how someone is going to change the world, and teenaged girls proclaiming, "I'll never have sex before marriage", it's great stuff to bandy about at the Friday night pot party, but can't be counted on with the passage of time.
Every politician seeking a first term of anything, proclaims, "I'm getting into politics to change the system". After that, they just become the same scourge that that peers have already become and embraced
Suffice it to say that once an individual reaches the point of being a major corporate executive, you can bet that they're a sociopath. (And sh!t rolls downhill from there)..