This is a flaw, they say, because even if most people act morally, not all will.
Any policy, any political issue, is never down to individual morality. If you think it is, then you're obscuring the issue, and your solutions won't work.
And you're ensuring you won't understand the problem to begin with.
We attribute our own flaws to real causal factors in our lives.
We allow ourselves complexity, we deny it to others.
No one thinks they're the bad guys.
That's not only normal, it's expected.
But "this is happening because of bad people" is a terrible way to look at panic buying as a phenomenon.
"What is it about COVID-19 that demands purchasing as a response?"
"What is it about collective understandings of COVID-19 that induces panic?"
How we answer those questions is important.
It's oft cited as the sign a relationship will last: both partners avoid the fundamental attribution error with each other.
Right wing politics aims to condense all things, even themselves, to the fundamental attribution error.
But for me I look to the causes of it, and it's much more than just individual moral failings.
It's much much more.