Wow. I wish we’d see more of these passionate defences of the notion of the public good. Private enterprise and economic individualism is all fine and good; but it will not work without any sort of polity, some sort of public framework, that ensures collective goods.
A good, populist counterpoint against current-day Republicans taking the notion of individual responsibility to extremes.
The person speaking here, by the way, is Elizabeth Warren. From Wikipedia:
Elizabeth Warren (born Elizabeth Herring; June 22, 1949) is an American attorney, law professor, and United States Senate candidate. She served as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She is also the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she has taught contract law, bankruptcy, and commercial law. In the wake of the 2008-2011 financial crisis, she became the chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel created to oversee the U.S. banking bailout (formally known as the Troubled Assets Relief Program). She long advocated for the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010. As the special advisor she worked on implementation of the CFPB.