Why do people not get Occupy Wall Street? Does anyone really believe that the banks are perfectly blameless, and the only problem with our economy is a bunch of slobs who are too lazy to work?
Even twenty years go, the problems inherent in American business could be easily reduced to a twelve-panel comic strip… and as usual, Calvin and Hobbes nails it perfectly. (via)
- Businesses want too much
- They blame “supply and demand” for their own excesses (while limiting the free market whenever it suits them)
- They’er delusional
- All decisions are driving by an extremely narrow view of shareholder benefits (short-term profits vs long-term growth)
- Management compensation is out of control
- … but management always blames employee salaries and benefits for high costs
- They cut corners and do shoddy work in the name of cost-cutting and “competitiveness”
- … but don’t want any kind of regulation
- They blame “socialists” and “anti-capitalists” for all their problems
- … then demand subsidies and tax breaks!
And this is from 20 years ago! (click on it for a larger version that’s easier to read)…
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More fun stuff for a progressive weekend:
- Lemony Snicket explains OWS to those who are confused
- Movie trailer: The Lorax speaks for the 80 percent (with Zac Efron and Taylor Swift)
- Occupy Sesame Street!
- Musical interlude: Amanda Palmer sings to OWS
- Sean Lennon and Rufus Wainwright offer OWS material support
- OWS: A short film by Jonathan Demme
- You say you want a revolution? (With video)
- Why we occupy: The Story of Citizens United – Why Democracy Only Works When People Are In Charge.
More on Occupy Wall Street:
- Busted! Occupy Oakland police infiltrators exposed on video.
- Bill Maher skewers right-wing idiots who hate Occupy Wall Street
- Why we occupy: David Brin explains that 1957 was NOT better than today (but we could still use a little more change)
- Why are they lying about Occupy Wall Street – and why are they getting away with it?
- Police brutality catapults Occupy Wall Street into the mainstream media
- Does Occupy Wall Street spell the end of the Tea Party?
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