"We support the Treasury's efforts to stabilize the credit markets and restore confidence in the financial system," said BB&T Chairman and CEO John A. Allison.Mr. Allison may have had no choice when it came to accepting government control over his bank. He may have had his reasons as we all do when faced with a mixed economy. Nevertheless, Mr. Allison was under no obligation to publicly praise the government for its latest encroachment.
There is a concept in Objectivism that describes such conduct. It is called the sanction of the victim. With all due respect to Mr. Allison for his support for Objectivism, he just did so via press release.