The reason objectivism/ibertarianism doesn’t work in the real world is because it’s not a real idea. It was designed as a response to another idea, and only makes sense as a “nuh-uh” to that idea, and cannot stand on its own.
Cantor, a lawyer, does not have a Wall Street background, though he was considered a friend of Wall Street in Congress. According to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, individuals and committees associated with the securities and investment business were the leading donors among industries to Cantor’s reelection bid, giving a combined total of about $1.4 million during the primary election cycle in 2013 and 2014.
And now you know why the GOP fought so hard against Obama’s Wall Street reforms. Seriously…this is something of a cliche. However, the next time I *single out someone* in politics for being a *particularly heinous douchebag*….AS I DID WITH ERIC CANTOR….please take notice.
He was, and continues to be, particularly odious.
Sidenote: Cantor was such an epitome of the word “douchebag” that the Oxford English Dictonary (online) added it as a real word.