Robert Reich on Occupy...
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:21 am
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Income disparity has been a "topic" for a very long time. The two months of tent ghettos/homeless encampments succeeded in doing nothing but wasting taxpayer money. Unless you care to point to a single positive outcome that was worth the millions that each city wasted policing the occupy rabble.Zute wrote:It's made the shrinking middle-class and growing income disparity a topic in American politics. It has succeeded.
Sure it was. Before this Occupy crap. That's why people were sympathetic to their cause at the beginning: the cause was handed to them on a silver platter.Zute wrote:It was never a topic in the mainstream media.
Some sessions in a series labeled “Ensuring Inclusive Growth and Development” will touch on income inequality, said Kevin Steinberg, chief operating officer of the forum in the U.S. A panel titled “Remodeling Capitalism” is scheduled for Jan. 27 at the Swiss Alpine High School auditorium, six shuttle- bus stops away from the conference’s main location.
Last year, wealth disparities helped fuel protests from Cairo to New York, and the Occupy Wall Street movement made the richest 1 percent targets. That hasn’t gone unnoticed by some Davos participants, including Azim Premji, 66, chairman of Bangalore-based Wipro Ltd., India’s third-largest software exporter, who in December 2010 transferred stock then worth $2 billion to a foundation that supports education for the poor.