Still Occupying

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement has receeded into the background of our political discourse and it’s easy to imagine that it has run its course, like a season of “Dancing With the Stars”, and now we’ve moved on to other things. But the concern over inequality and a willingness to ponder what to do about […]

Rising Class Tension

People, my own daughter for one, often asked “What do they want?” when the Occupy movement jumped into public awareness. A common perception, maybe a desire, spread by some unsympathetic media opinion-makers spread that because they lacked demands they lacked ideas, and lacking ideas they were bereft of value and so inconsequential. The more sympathetic, […]