Cavalier attitude towards pensioners

The provision of pensions for ordinary citizens (not the executives and politicians who allow themselves gold-plated schemes) is becoming more pressing by the day in most western 'democracies'. That relying on government-sponsored regulators offers little hope - and even less help - is demonstrated by instances where venture (vulture?) capitalists or those whose primary activity is shuffling around corporate assets can escape from their obligations toward their past and present workers in order to maximise their personal profits.