I am familiar with the "shoplifting costs us all" mantra*. Yeah, so did this executive have a choice? If so, I'm not the guilty party. If not, hey, what can I say. I didn't have a choice. Circumstances. Reality. The bottom line. All that.
What do you think happens when people steal from "the big, bag capitalist book store"? You think the executives say "Oh... no problem, just take it right out of my over-inflated bonus." No... they raise prices, meaning all the hard-working people have to pay more than they should have... they fire one of the cashier's that's just scraping by on minimum wage, anyway... the cheapen their products to where they can cover the losses... then the store loses quality, loses customers, and before you know it is closing stores across the country.