“..Wall Street executives are under the impression that it’s their world and everyone else is just living off them – according to Matt Taibbi.
“They genuinely believe that they are the wealth creators and that they should get every advantage and break -
- whereas everybody else is a parasite and they’re living off of them,” Taibbi said in a recent appearance on Moyers & Company.
“This group of people believe that all of civilization depends on their health and their wellbeing.”
Taibbi said that “they’ve adopted this sort of Randian point of view” -
- that is, the viewpoint of the late libertarian author Ayn Rand.
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said in 2005 that Rand’s writings – popular among many conservatives -
- were “required reading in my office for all my interns and my staff.”..”
(ed:..i wonder if john key makes all his staff read ayn rand..?..him being the rand fanboy that he is..)
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