I had an IRL discussion today that was relevant to this.
In the case of Bill O'reilly finally getting taken off the air:
-my "no worries, man" friend is happy to attribute his come-uppance to Karma. See? Just give it time and the bad guy will get what's coming to him. They can't help going too far, getting too greedy. As if the universe is fair and we just have to sit back and wait for it to dole out justice. Fuck that idea of Karma.
-my 'Bert friend is happy to attribute his come-uppance to the invisible hand of the market. Advertisers withdrew from his show, FOX listens to money, eventually the market punished the bad guy. Fuck that. Far too slowly and inadequately. He gets to stay rich, losing a job is less than a slap on the wrist.
-I said... both these invisible force ideas don't appear to take into account that WE are responsible for shaping the social environment that delivers whatever justice there is. By nature the universe is random, and it takes work to enforce karma or move the invisible hand. Our work.
We are Karma, bitch.