This could be most interesting if true . I knew of the "shareholding" voters but wasn't aware of their financial stake in the business success of the Watchtower org. I felt I was led to understand they were non-profit shareholders. (Was there ever such a thing?) This would be a different kettle of fish!
This makes the monetary incentive to keep the WTBTS literally businesslike an absolute requirement. It entirely validates the criticism that I amongst others have made, that their doctrines are primarily commercial decisions. Damn the belieifs and forget religious scruples...what really counts is the value of the shares!
I understand (but would welcome correction) that the shareholders are "company men", that is those whose loyalty to the org is unquestioned. Your information would make the revision in my thinking that company men have also to be well heeled and able to afford the latest in expensive wrist watches as well, even if they were special pioneers or gb members.
James Jack, could there be stock invested from before the 1944/5 cut off point?
Please reveal sources.