"I’m forced into this life of crime because the head of Wayne Industries refuses to pay a living wage for me to feed me family" the thief explains. Batman for the first time realizes spending his wealth on expensive punitive gadgets for crime enforcement will never solve a problem caused by his voluntary withholding of the means to socially reproduce from his workers.

Maybe he shouldn't have done that union busting. Gotham needs Bruce to play human much more than Batman to play hero.

He unties the man and mumbles "You're right. The true criminals are Wayne enterprises. The rich need to stop the material conditions that create their wealth, not maldistribute it through tax shelters and foundations"

"For the first time", the man smiles, "you're finally speaking in defense of humans and not capital". Batman slips into the darkness, screaming at himself.