I've previously argued that public deploring is exceedingly arbitrary.  The "outrages" we hear about on the news - the outrages that "We cannot tolerate!" - are usually no worse than dozens of other problems that we barely acknowledge or discuss.  In my words: When I witness the unbearable arbitrariness of deploring, two unsympathetic types of explanations come to mind. First, people’s negative emotions depend far more on the vividness of the evil than its badness.  A hundred stories about celebrity...