This is from a Superman story in Action Comics from 1942. Siegel and Shuster were often critics of the boardroom, and early Superman stories often focused on unsafe work or living conditions. In this story, the millionare at the head of the table has decided to give away his money--to the richest person who can convince him that he will do more with it (it's actually a trick by Luthor to get these greedy gasbags into the same room so he can rob them all). My personal favorite is the fellow in the lower right corner, representing the Occupy Action Comics contingent.
The great thing about these comics from the 1940s is how similar the situations are to the present. I believe we like to think that some of these confidence scams originated with email and the internet, but, as seen in this Paul Kirk, Manhunter, panel below, con artists and thieves were using that new technology of the time, the telephone, to engage in exactly the same game. It's not the technology, it's human nature--we all would like to think we've got that rich uncle, but that's just our greed showing, which certain people well understand and attempt to take advantage of.