The Senate, en masse:
Through the senators' responses, there's a sense they feel the Auditor-General just doesn't get how important they and their work are, and what they're entitled to because of it.
Then there's this guy:
Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam plans to formally ask a U.S. judge to throw out his 11-year prison sentence and void many of the 14 counts for which he was convicted in his insider trading case.
And yet it's just a new thing that Toronto is talking about an end to carding - though whether it actually happens is another matter.
What's the lesson in all this?
Powerful people bend or break the rules; apparently, their ability to weasel their way out of consequences and their ambivalence to their impact on others is what drives their success.
While marginalized people face persecution just for being themselves.
Add in the fact that the only reason we've learned about rule-breaking position-abusing elites is due to investigative journalism conducted by journalists who work for papers that are dying off because no one is buying them any more.
Laissez-faire is social psychopathy, which involves a lack of empathy, which means an inability to see the big picture. It's that inability to see the big picture that has always, and will always be our downfall.