Sunday, October 09, 2011

Podcast: What Is Occupy Wall Street?

Planet Money Podcast
October 7, 2011 - We went downtown this week to talk to the protesters at Occupy Wall Street.

We asked people why they were there. We heard lots of different answers.

We went to the big nightly meeting, which lasts for hours. Everybody has something to say. Along the lines of:

Should we buy some sleeping bags? Why does that guy get to run the meeting? What if we just buy fabric and make our own sleeping bags?

This kind of back and forth, people told us, is the whole point of Occupy Wall Street. It's not a movement; it's a venue. Standing around, talking about what everybody wants — this is a model of how the protesters want society to be. read more>>>

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