In the same way that the State uses the War on Terrorism to justify its mistakes, misconduct, and piss poor priorities, big banks have fallen back on the idea that citizens must bail THEM out regardless of how they behave.
Not that long ago, the "Savings and Loan Crisis" resulted in people going to jail.
Oil drilling operations do lethal damage to irreplaceable ecosystems and are permitted to keep on drilling.
Newspapers and TV media lie about things as serious as causes for war and go on repeating new lies.
Pharmaceutical companies now given the pass to essentially assert the safety of their own products (without enough peer-review studies done by OUTSIDERS) typically take new generations of pills off the market once enough people report serious side effects.
A city like Detroit has its Democratic processes usurped by a governor-appointed city manager whose reckless disregard for human life results in long-term brain damage to countless children and so far... nothing substantive is done.
Police who not just beat upon, but KILL young Black men and women get a slap on the wrist and continue working using their uniforms to continue to intimidate those whose lives are far more challenging than their own.
Those who report the crimes usually face stiffer penalties than the actual perpetrators!
The list goes on and on.
My point is that the climate of deregulation and its "cousin," privatization has led to this bankrupt ethos where no longer is the mantra: "First do no harm" operational. Instead, it's do as much harm as you can--if it's profitable--and if caught, pay a fine or get a good lawyer to make a case for your innocence.
In short, it's disgusting. Mostly predators and sociopaths thrive in such a climate. But these slick cons sold these metrics by arguing that they represent "freedom," and every card-carrying Libertarian still argues this nonsense in the face of so much collapse.