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kowalskil October 26th, 2011 03:39 PM

Occupy Wall Street?
 
What do organizers of the Occupy Wall Street movement have to offer us? Consider a complex machine which works but not perfectly. Anyone can destroy it; no advanced knowledge is usually needed to accomplish this. But one has to be highly knowledgeable in order to repair it, or to design a better replacement. I am thinking about sophisticated engines, airplanes, TV sets, X ray scanners, computers, airconditioners, oil refineries, etc.

The same is true for an economic system. No system is perfect; but some are more efficient than others. Trying to destroy US capitalism .without offering something better is likely to create a lot of misery. I am thinking about what Lenin and Stalin did.

Note that even now, one hundred years after the Soviet revolution, standards of living in Russia are much lower than in the US, and in other western countries.

Ludwik Kowalski (see Wikipedia)
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Jennifer23 October 26th, 2011 08:52 PM

Ludwik, I basically agree with you, but I think that this movement is a protest about corporate greed. And not just here, but internationally.

etherea October 31st, 2011 12:13 PM

Yes, Jennifer, it was a follow on from the world day of action.

Jennifer23 October 31st, 2011 06:35 PM

The world has to be less greedy, and more caring.

Wolf_angel November 3rd, 2011 09:21 AM

I agree with you Jennifer.

kowalskil November 7th, 2011 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolf_angel (Post 66149)
I agree with you Jennifer.

Me too,
Ludwik Kowalski (see Wikipedia)
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Jennifer23 November 7th, 2011 04:23 PM

Thanks Wolfie, Etherea, and Ludwik. I suppose we have to be less greedy as individuals because I'm not optimistic that countries and governments will do it any time soon.

eusebio21 August 29th, 2012 04:46 AM

Occupy Wall Street, the global movement against inequality that ignited in Manhattan last year, will mark its first anniversary by trying to block traffic in the financial district and encircle the Stock Exchange.

PriscillaMS September 18th, 2012 02:21 PM

A silly mob without a goal.


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