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Letters: Repent, capitalist sinners

July 14, 2012

Re "Blame the sinner, not capitalism," Opinion, July 10

Jonah Goldberg has hit the nail on the head. We do need to hold the sinners accountable for their bad deeds.

Now that Goldberg has diagnosed the illness, I would like to hear how he suggests we cure the patient, which is the electorate's failure to punish venal officials, the government's failure to punish the sinner and civil society's failure to police malice and buffoonery. Should we reintroduce public shame for these bad actors?

How do you restore outrage to a society that has become passive?

Jan Book

Marina del Rey


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