Now it doesn't-- the last 3 years, we simply hate it.
There is no real public upswell to stop the bailouts, to reinstitute Glass-Stegall and implement other tough standards upon the banking and finance industry. OccupyWallStreet is good but took them Three Damned Years to wake up..
People admire profit, wealth accumulation and honestly believe if they worked hard enough, they could be a billionaire too. We justify and rationalize bad & immoral behaviors among companies such as their nickle and dime attitude towards providing fair wages, outsourcing of jobs, and closing of factories to nations abroad, while still loyally buying their products. And that mindset has fucked over not only this nation but caused irreparable harm to the rest of the world's economies.
Any change in the future of our society for the better, will not be based so much on policy decisions of our leaders, but on the types of people we as a society choose to respect and want to emulate. Will we continue looking up to people with insatiable greed as heroes for our children to aspire to be like? Or will the world evolve and seek out better representatives of what a quality human being should be?