Originally posted by MidnightTide
Why does blame the banker get thrown under the bus, but never the government?
Because of ignorance.
People blame the free markets for the abuses that arise without ever understanding why they occur in the first place.
And now we've entered a new era of vilifying business in this country, ensuring our problems will only get much worse.
Businesses are *supposed* to make money.
Complaining about that is like complaining that water is wet.
What is broken is the role government plays in the free markets.
It incentivizes the creation of bubbles....it restricts real competition....and it promotes fraud. The trifecta of financial market disaster.
But for most of the public, it's easier to be spoon-fed dribble from the MSM, making them believe the corporate guys are the evil ones.
Someone recently made this analogy: Its like the issue with Pitbulls. It's not the breed that is bad, but the owner who encourages and produces the dangerous behavior.
Plain and simple.
edit on 30-9-2012 by loam because: (no reason given)