1. OWS in a nutshell.

    OWS in a nutshell.

  2. Occupy George?

 (via Occupy Your Money)

    Occupy George?

    (via Occupy Your Money)

  3. Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending.

    — by Lemony Snicket | OccupyWriters.com

  4. Fox News guide to Occupy Wall Street

    Fox News guide to Occupy Wall Street

  5. You pay fired executives more in severance than the average American worker will earn in a lifetime. For most people on the outside looking in, this seems like it’s from outer space, another world entirely. These numbers just do not exist to regular human beings, they cannot be fathomed. The ordinary American is not a class warrior or a woe-is-me whiner coveting the rewards of others - the ordinary American simply believes that extraordinary rewards should go to those who do extraordinary things, not to paper-pushing failures at parasite banks. So let me give you a hint that will save you countless hours and millions of dollars spent on consultants and the public relations morons you keep on staff: This is why they hate you. This very type of thing, while just a single example, epitomizes the piggish mentality that has set you apart from everyone else. This is why they’re marching against you and calling for boycotts and writing their politicians. And this is why your whole model and way of life is on its way to being dead. Forever. You want to roll your eyes and make snide remarks about “dumb college kids” and “socialists”? Go ahead but you’re be missing the point. Because it is the small business owner who’s really been wronged here, not the fringe elements you mockingly dismiss. The business owner whose losses are not socialized like yours, the business owner without the government in his pocket, the business owner who is forced to play by the rules that you have paid to have written. He’s not a hippie, he’s not a Marxist…but he’s waking up, dummy.

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    Dead on analysis.

    This is Why They Hate You and Want You to Die | The Reformed Broker

  6. The irony is that the same elected Democrats singing the praises of Occupy Wall Street are themselves major recipients of money from … Wall Street! Does this mean that the Democratic embrace should be rejected? Not necessarily. Occupy Wall Street could, of course, open up political space for Democrats to address unemployment, income inequality, criminality by banks, the overwhelming influence of corporate money in politics and so on. But it’s worth keeping in mind that most if not all of these politicians have been cozy with Wall Street for years; so there are grounds for suspicion.

    — Dems backing Occupy Wall St. are funded by Wall St. - Salon.com

  7. Parsing the Data and Ideology of the We Are 99% Tumblr →

    Rortybomb crunches the numbers and builds a profile of the 99% tumblr blog. Wonky. Lots of numbers and some charts. Worth the read.

  8. Tea Partiers Turn Tea Party Criticisms On Occupy Wall Street →

    It was inevitable that the Occupy Wall Street protests would be compared to the tea party. Slightly less inevitable: that Occupy Wall Street would hear the same criticisms as the tea party…from the tea partiers themselves.

  9. In the first act, bankers took advantage of deregulation to run wild (and pay themselves princely sums), inflating huge bubbles through reckless lending. In the second act, the bubbles burst — but bankers were bailed out by taxpayers, with remarkably few strings attached, even as ordinary workers continued to suffer the consequences of the bankers’ sins. And, in the third act, bankers showed their gratitude by turning on the people who had saved them, throwing their support — and the wealth they still possessed thanks to the bailouts — behind politicians who promised to keep their taxes low and dismantle the mild regulations erected in the aftermath of the crisis. Given this history, how can you not applaud the protesters for finally taking a stand?

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    Krugman on the Occupy Wall Street protest.

    Confronting the Malefactors - NYTimes.com