A letter I wrote to “Occ...

Nov 6, 2011 by

You have the chance to change the world for ourselves, children and all those who follow. But if you continue to ignore what powerful intellectuals are positing as next steps to take, and fail to organize internationally then we all lose. If the right is at least listening to their experts don’t you think it would be wise that you do as well? I beg you not to lose this chance and waste the enormous effort, energy and sacrifice so many of you have made. But if you continually cling to dogmatic ideas that are far too radical to resonate with the masses I fear the giant machine you have dared to do battle with will crush you and continue to crush the rest of us – the other part of the 99%.

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Foreign Affairs – The Br...

Oct 26, 2011 by

The surface of life has greatly improved, at least for educated, reasonably comfortable people -- say, the top 20 percent, socioeconomically. Yet the deeper structures, the institutions that underpin a healthy democratic society, have fallen into a state of decadence. We have all the information in the universe at our fingertips, while our most basic problems go unsolved year after year: climate change, income inequality, wage stagnation, national debt, immigration, falling educational achievement, deteriorating infrastructure, declining news standards. All around, we see dazzling technological change, but no progress. Last year, a Wall Street company that few people have ever heard of dug an 800-mile trench under farms, rivers, and mountains between Chicago and New York and laid fiber-optic cable connecting the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

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