The Occupy Wall Street movement is not adverse to capitalism let alone fighting against it. Yes, we are protesting social and economic inequality, but on the bases of big corporations and its interference with the government. The people have lost their voice. If our economic policy is laissez-faire, then why does corporate influence our government more than the American voice does?
There is a problem in this system we use today based off of the lack of morality in these big corporations. Capitalism cannot work if the “big man” isn’t doing his share. One cannot work his or her way to the top if one isn’t given opportunity to do so. Unemployment is currently 9.1 percent—that is, out of every 100 persons nine people are unemployed. This does not include Americans under 16, nor does it include people who are not looking for jobs.
Yes, the rich falls under the “umbrella of the American public,” but the fact that these companies aren’t using their money to produce jobs and stimulate the economy, but instead increasing their own salaries and giving themselves unnecessary bonuses tells us there need to be some kind of implementation. Usually, taxing the rich does not work, as we have learned from Reagan and his brillant-at-the-time Reaganomics, but that was when corporate America was doing its job, when they actually benefited and trickled the funds down to main street.
I feel that this article was very narrow-minded and did not support facts of today’s society. If you do not think that the economy is “collapsing on us,” then what exactly constitutes as “collapsing” in your book? With 9.1 percent unemployment, quantitive easing of the dollar bill, endless military funding and $14.949 trillion in debt as of 6:16 p.m. Nov. 3, I, along with the other 99 percent of the population, strongly disagree.