Robert Reich on the OWS Effect

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="99% Pumpkin photo courtesy of Flickr user raincoaster under a Creative Commons license"][/caption] Robert Reich has a Halloween post that should definitely put a scare into the 1%. He details the effects that Occupy Wall Street has already had in just a scant six weeks. Here's a taste:
As importantly, the movement has already changed the public debate in America. Consider, for example, last week’s Congressional Budget Office report on widening disparities of income in America. It was hardly news – it’s already well known that the top 1 percent now gets 20 percent of the nation’s income, up from 9 percent in the late 1970s. But it’s the first time such news made the front page of the nation’s major newspapers. Why? Because for the first time in more than half a century, a broad cross-section of the American public is talking about the concentration of income, wealth, and political power at the top. Score a big one for the Occupiers.

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