Just How Rich Are the Ultra Rich?

Just How Rich Are the Ultra Rich?

Nearly seven years ago — I know, wow — the Occupy Wall Street movement began highlighting the divide between the top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent. Since then, it’s become common knowledge that income inequality in the United States is high. But there’s more to...
Occupy Wall Street Paved the Way

Occupy Wall Street Paved the Way

Super-rich Don’t hear our woes; They attend, To cars and clothes. The Occupy movement seems somewhat subdued these days. That’s largely because the 1 percent is ready for them. Consider how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared for the May NATO conference in...
Bilked by Banks

Bilked by Banks

Big banks are A special breed, Raised and trained To honor greed. This corrupt banking system of ours is a wonder. Sure, it’s important to have a safe place to squirrel away money, get a loan or credit card, and earn a little interest. In the old days, we even...
Police Can’t Raid Our Dreams

Police Can’t Raid Our Dreams

This past weekend, I stood in the rain at Occupy DC as police in riot gear trampled through the camp at McPherson Square. I ran as they charged the crowd with police horses. I watched as they grabbed clothing, books, tents, shoes, and other personal property, and...
Overthrow Wall Street

Overthrow Wall Street

“Change the system,” Marchers shout; What they mean is, “Throw it out.” One reason the media can’t quite grasp what the Occupy movement wants is that it’s not really anxious to find out. Since it’s awkward to report on...
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