“It’s perfectly legal.” is the calling card of someone who is doing something void of morals and ethics. Policy follows money cloaked in false faith. A befitting punishment-an end-all in the question of whether or not life is “fair” would be these individuals being punished for their sins in the exact ways that they pretend to believe.
What is acceptable, fair, right, and just is no longer dictated by morality, decency, law, constitution, or religion. Maybe it never was. These notions are dictated by money, the market, and popularity. People, politicians, shareholders, they’ll pretend that morality, decency, law, constitution, and religion played a crucial role in their decision-making when, and only when, they stand to profit more from doing so.
Welcome to another heretical economy. It’s not the first. We can only hope it is the last.
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