the world is headed in such a negative direction.
It sure is, when everywhere you look seems to be on a irreversible downhill trend, whether it be criminals, corporations and/or government. Sadly, the days are gone when CEOs and politicians were gentlemen and statesmen... and modern-day thieves no longer have a code of conduct.
Nowadays just about everyone wants to steal/take your money, rightfully so or not. And just because it's a politician or corporate person, don't mean it ain't stealing. It's just been legitimised is all.
At the end of the day, there's just one word for it all... GREED!!!
Worst of all, the people with the most seem to be the greediest of them all... and I won't mention Trump in case some think it's political.