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Let’s All Go To Zuccotti Park

In Articles, On a serious note... on December 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I’ve heard it’s a blast, and a great way to get hired.

Well if you’re thinking of going there to join the Occupy protesters while at the same time hoping to find a job, think again. Because finding a job is not the point behind the protests.

The call of the 99% is not, mainly, to a fight against unemployment, but rather to fight social injustice. It is a wake up call to all, reminding us that we’re all in this together, and that there is something slightly fishy and alarming in having the vast majority shoulder the responsibility for the excesses and failures of a privileged minority. Read on…

Economic Responsibility

In Articles, On a serious note... on November 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Apparently people are finally catching up. From the start I had been highly suspect of bailing out failures. Why on earth should a worker already working hard be asked to work even harder so as to make good for the failure of the rich? Why shouldn’t the rich themselves, having amassed great fortunes over the years, shoulder the responsibility?

Reading Italian newspapers this week, it seems that this line of thought has suddenly been revealed to people. The Occupy movement has brought protesters to town in order to combat what they perceive as social and economical inequality, corporate greed and corruption. I say “what they perceive” not to cast any doubt about such a trivially obvious fact of life but to remind ourselves that it is hard to perceive social and economic injustice from within the walls of Versailles. Read on…