I like Jonathan Haidt a lot, and there’s much good sense in this recent NYTimes op/ed about common threats to the nation’s future and the possibility of liberals and conservatives agreeing on the need to face these threats. I was … read more
Income inequality is a deeply contested issue in the United States today, thrust into the spotlight by the Occupy Wall Street movement’s protests against “the top one percent.” Is our national wealth improperly concentrated in the hands of a privileged … read more
The legacy, says Walter Russell Mead, of OWS might be little more than a few catch phrases: “1 percenters,” “the 99 percent” and “occupy x.” But beyond that? Not much, which is curious to WRM: But as a populist left … read more
Recall what Elizabeth Warren — consumer advocate, Harvard law professor, and now Democrat U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts — said last October when the Occupy movement was cresting: Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren claims much of the credit for the … read more
A new Harvard poll finds that young people are not the feedstock of a new youth movement as so many on the left had hoped: Do you consider yourself to be a supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement? So … read more
The core argument of the Occupy movement and its Obamacrat friends is this: The rich stole all the money. That explains why over the past four decades, the income of the broad American middle class supposedly has stagnated even as … read more
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