Every human institution is flawed and imperfect. Part of what constitutes "civilization" is a shared belief in its "mythology", or less cynically, a commitment by the vast majority of individuals to trying do the right thing, which results in better outcomes more often than worse, and a commitment to benefit of the doubt about that, which binds us together.
- VW is a case where they were caught, punished and victims compensated.
- The talc studies linking to cancer are contradictory.
- Sandusky and Nassar did bad things, and it's not certain why those things were overlooked for so long, but the vast majority of people in their enterprises are doing good things (which may contribute to why people didn't believe the worst about Sandusky and Nassar).
- Wells Fargo and Mylan (and many/all other companies) push the envelope and worse, but banking and credit are the mechanisms by which the economy grows, and profit-seeking is the engine that drives medical innovation. Where profit is driving malfeasance, or only margin with harm to the body politic (as with big bank financing schemes and excessive rent-seeking in pharma) regulation is called for and eventually enacted (for better and worse) by governments.
(As for Remington, it's necessary to protect gun makers from lawsuits so that everyone may easily get a gun for their nightstand that they are far more likely to injure themselves with, or others accidentally, or enable a suicide, or used to threaten intimates with than it is to be used to ward off a dangerous person. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 )
One of the concerning aspects of Trumpism is that by destroying the foundational belief in America, American Institutions, capitalism and government, he is laying the groundwork for authoritarianism.
That is what this is all about: