Tag Archives: Occupy Wall Street

Intriguing Income Inequality Facts

Today, I came across some interesting facts about the “rich” in this country that either challenge those offered by the Occupy Wall Street movement, or force its followers reconsider how they “redistribute” wealth in this country. Let’s Do the Time Warp Again … Continue reading

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In the movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Shia LaBeouf’s character, Jacob Moore, asks Josh Brolin’s character, Bretton James, how much money would be enough for him to end his career and settle down. His answer: More. These days, the liberal establishment seems to have … Continue reading

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Biting the Hand That Feeds: Occupy Protestors Close Apple Store on Black Friday

The video above shows Occupy Oakland protestors accosting a customer trying to enter the Apple Store in San Francisco on Black Friday. So much for the movement being a whole new paradigm — a whole new paradigm in thuggery, perhaps.

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Freedom vs. Security: Why Pepper Spray Is a Civilized Way to Disrupt Law-Breaking Protests

There is an interesting debate going on at Tarheel Red with Nick from Poison Your Mind about the pepper-spray incident at University of California-Davis. The video images of the pepper-spray incident at UC-Davis do not look good. Apparently, they are so … Continue reading

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How Will Occupy Wall Street End?

Commentators have engaged in a great deal of speculation about how they believe the Occupy Wall Street movement will evolve over time. Will it end violently like it did in Oakland? Will it become an enduring movement that forever changes … Continue reading

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Cost per Job in DOE’s Loan Program Qualifies for One-Percent Status

As of today, October 22, 2011, the cost per job created (or saved) from the Department of Energy’s Federal Loan Guarantee Program is $554,217.61 (i.e., $35.9B in federal loan guarantees divided by 64,776 jobs). The most famous of these loan guarantees was the … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Theme Song

My precocious 9-year old daughter came up with the idea for this song sung to the tune of the Fraggle Rock theme song. Then, my wife and I ran with it. Enjoy! Protest your cares away Work is for some … Continue reading

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Who Are the One Percent?

As the Occupiers are busy sharpening their pitchforks for their next reenactment of Children of the Corn, I thought it might be instructive to share a nice little tool from the Wall Street Journal. The tool allows you to enter … Continue reading

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Who Are the Occupiers?

Aaron Rutkoff at the Wall Street Journal published an article yesterday summarizing a scientific poll of the protestors. The results are relatively unsurprising as they reveal that the plurality of the protestors are young and supportive of left-wing causes. They are also disproportionately un- or … Continue reading

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“Real World”: Tea Party?

Well, no, actually. That would be calling attention to a conservative movement, and MTV likely wouldn’t want to have any part in legitimizing that. But if you support what appears to be an anarcho-Marxist movement that still has no concrete … Continue reading

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