Can I just point out that the crisis in the world economy has not been "fuelled by corporate greed", as reported in the entrée to this video.
At base, the credit crisis was fuelled by individuals' greed; it was individuals who decided to live beyond their means.
Now, the banks could be blamed for unwisely facilitating such loans but, ultimately, nobody forced these people to take out loans and debts.
And if you are about to argue that all-pervasive advertising, for instance, effectively brainwashes or coerces the weak-minded into taking out loans, then why not make the concept of the untermensch an official one?
After all, what you are then saying is that some people—I, for instance, have never been brainwashed or coerced into taking a loan through advertising—know better than this untermensch.
In which case, you need to admit that this untermensch should be protected by people such as you and I; that we should make their choices for them.
This, of course, requires liberty to be limited—at least as far as said untermensch is concerned—for the good of the people.
And, obviously, we require a collection of "wise men" who should be able to decide exactly how the freedoms should be limited (all in the name of "social justice", you understand).
This is, of course, the paternalist attitude often adopted by socialists and other statists.
It is an attitude that I reject.
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