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Old October 26th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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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.

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Old October 26th, 2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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Ludwik, I basically agree with you, but I think that this movement is a protest about corporate greed. And not just here, but internationally.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 01:13 PM   #3
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Yes, Jennifer, it was a follow on from the world day of action.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 07:35 PM   #4
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The world has to be less greedy, and more caring.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 10:21 AM   #5
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I agree with you Jennifer.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:21 AM   #6
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I agree with you Jennifer.
Me too,
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Old November 7th, 2011, 05:23 PM   #7
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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.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 05:46 AM   #8
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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.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #9
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A silly mob without a goal.
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