Yes of course only greedy unethical people are able to obtain skills that have a high market value!<quoted text>
Ahh, judging by your posts, you must mean the skills of unbridled greed and questionable ethics.
"And you have a choice as to whether you want to invest in them or patronize their business. So what's the problem? They only cost you money if you allow it. "
Funny, I didn't buy property with a sub-prime mortgage or stock in any related corporation, but it's costing me (and all of us) a bundle.
As for the value of your house, it only costs you if you need to sell or if the government decides to use your tax dollars to bail out those that weren't as smart as you. And of course if you need to sell you'll be able to buy another property at a depressed price so you end up no worse or better off?