Colonialism and slavery is just what we did then, even if it was wrong. Who were we to argue with the powers that be? Times were different.
Pumping up land prices, is just what we do these days, even if it does keep wages and profits low and generates debt, poverty and impossible mortgages; that is, except for banking and other rent-seeking monopolies whose do quite well from rent-seeking. That’s just what we do.
“Who are we to argue with the 0.1%?”
“Look what “Occupy Wall Street” achieved. Nothing.”
“We can’t do anything.”