After all, no one wants to lose their job or paycheck for being a good parent to a sick child or following doctor's orders when they themselves fall ill. And no one wants to be served flu with their food. So what's a big lobbyist to do?
Warren Buffett once referred to derivatives as "financial weapons of mass destruction" created by "madmen." Real WMD have rarely been used. However, derivatives are used quite a lot, and it appears that Italy got hit by the derivatives WMD in January.