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Why Occupy Wall Street is important

Posted By Rob Schofield On October 5, 2011 @ 9:12 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Ezra Klein has an interesting take on the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon in yesterday’s WaPo [1] that’s worth your time.

I liked the final paragraph:

“The organizers of Occupy Wall Street are fighting to upend the system. But what gives their movement the potential for power and potency is the masses who just want the system to work the way they were promised it would work. It’s not that 99 percent of Americans are really struggling. It’s not that 99 percent of Americans want a revolution. It’s that 99 percent of Americans sense that the fundamental bargain of our economy — work hard, play by the rules, get ahead — has been broken, and they want to see it restored.”

 


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[1] in yesterday’s WaPo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/who-are-the-99-percent/2011/08/25/gIQAt87jKL_blog.html

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