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Why Occupy Wall Street is More Significant Than You Think

This was originally posted on the Arthur W. Page Society Blog. You can find the full original post here

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park with my daughter Julia just a couple of days before it was dispersed by the NYPD.  It immediately brought back memories of my high school days in the ‘60s and my time at Columbia in the ‘70s.  The clothes, the look of the pamphlets, even the smells were the same.  I was particularly fascinated by their incredible focus on communications and media.  But something was very different.  While the protests in the 60s and 70s were clearly for something (the end of the Vietnam war) this movement is very squarely against something—big business with no outcome that will ever satisfy the group and make it go away.  Some may believe that this lack of focus makes the occupy movements in New York and elsewhere less worrisome or even irrelevant, but I think it is more insidious than most people in business realize.  Let me explain why. Read More…

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