Listening to Occupy Wall Street (OWS)

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Let’s be clear. This movement is not frustration being expressed, as President Obama, Treasury Secretary Geithner, and now Eric Cantor have suggested. Frustration is passive; anger is active. Martin Luther King was not frustrated. But beyond my anger is real concern for Democracy, for America, for the people of the world, and for the planet upon which we all depend, and for my children’s future. It’s why I do what I do. It’s the inspiration for Capital Institute. Our freedom to manage our complex challenges, interdependent as they are, depends on democracy. During my trip to Zuccotti Park last week, I learned that OWS is first and foremost about restoring democracy in America. That’s a bipartisan ideal I can get behind. Read more at

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