Wall Street has responded — predictably, I suppose — by whining and throwing temper tantrums. And it has, in a way, been funny to see how childish and thin-skinned the Masters of the Universe turn out to be.
This is the thing I understand the least: why today’s elites care so much about what we moochers and looters say about them. Atrios put it well:
Someone please hand a copy of Atlas Shrugged to Our Galtian Overlords and try to explain to them that John Galt was Homo Superior in part because John Galt didn’t give a shit what the lesser mortals thought of him as long as they compensated him appropriately for his genius. John Galt’s feefees didn’t get hurt when people said mean things about him. True Galtian Overlords don’t care!