I have the rather unwelcome and annoying inclination that there really is, at base, some truth to the claim for the requirement of special treatment of big business and their politicians.
Perhaps the maintenance of the West's relative comfort really does call for some legally questionable behaviour from time to time.
However, the tacit assumption that you may have to step outside of regular operating procedures should not be used as an excuse to formulate every single action as criminally and arrogantly as possible.
If you can't manage your own bending of the rules without instantly splintering them, you just shouldn't be allowed to flex them at all.
By all means, the establishment should go ahead and try to pull its collective ass out of the fire but I feel a sea change coming and fear this may just be the death throes of an injured and terrified organism.
An organism that's probably more likely to just exponentially expand it's efforts in arrogant-criminality until it doesn't even have the strength to be criminally-arrogant any more.