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Central Themes of the Occupy Protesters

Some of the economics and ideas behind the movement.

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Central Themes of the Occupy Protesters. Some of the economics and ideas behind the movement.
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Male, 18-29, Western US
 3658 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 6:02:32 AM
And while we're on the subject, can you defend your assertion that "Capitalism doesn`t work" chrn368?

Male, 18-29, Western US
 3658 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:49:23 AM
jravity1 - here's some food for thought. There`s no better example of "making your money go to there hands" than the 30% or so of your income that you are robbed of, which goes directly into various government coffers. We are literally indentured servants to the debt that our `democratic` government has accumulated `for` us, and the irony is that 99% of these 99%`ers want to see MORE of this outright plunder going toward the same purpose. Do you think that because top-earner income was on the decline between the 1940`s and 1970`s that EVERYONE ELSE was necessarily getting richer? If you refer to more thorough statistics on the issue, I`m sure you`d see that the opposite (i.e., that standard of living has increased in measurable proportion to this `boon` of corporate greed that was inaugurated by circa-80`s deregulation) was true. This is not a kleptocracy - nor is it a democracy.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 3658 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:47:27 AM
You can't take a system of government that was designed to be a `republic` and convert it into simple majority rule without encountering some, if not all of the problems that these misguided protesters are rallying against in the first place!

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3238 Posts
Saturday, October 29, 2011 9:29:26 AM
Nothing will change until people realize that Wall Street and K street own our politicians.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 403 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 8:47:58 PM
Most people are equally screwed no matter what they believe,or whether they know it or not.(which most do.)

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