What Does Occupy Wall Street Want?
Sometimes, when protests take the form of both bread and circus, it’s hard to know. Do they hope for…
- Capitalism (instead of the plutocracy that Matt Taibbi rightly calls Griftopia)?
- A social safety net?
- A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work?
- Access and rights for real people that approximate what corporations have?
What Do You Want…?
For yourself, your friends, your family, from this system?
What do you think is possible?
(For an excellent, literal answer to my title question, I recommend this essay by Jeffrey Sachs.)
“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich and the poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”
— Anatole France, Novelist