“Alright rich people, if you can’t be trusted to practice ethical business we just have no choice but to crack down on you with the government’s help.”
Child labor laws, worker safety laws, food contamination laws, etc. All of these came about because businesses were doing horrible shit in the name of the rich getting richer and the government had to step in to protect people.
For example, the meat packing industry of the late 1800s to early 1900s.
“Meat packing plants, like many industries in the early 20th century, were known to overwork their employees, failed to maintain adequate safety measures, and actively fought unionization. Public pressure to U.S. Congress led to the passage of the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act, both passed in 1906 on the same day to ensure better regulations of the meat packing industry as well as better treatment of its employees working there. Before the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act, workers were exposed to dangerous chemicals, sharp machinery, and horrible injuries.”