Friday, October 07, 2011

A Grassroots Protest Comes to Wall Street

I appeared on CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo today to discuss the Wall Street protests, and how they reflect deep-rooted, widespread — and amply justified — anger at the major banks.

A video of the segment can be found here.

This is a genuine grassroots movement, and as Paul Krugman pointed out today, it's refreshing to see a protest that targets the right people and institutions.

I'd urge everybody in the New York area to come down to Zuccotti Park and see this protest first-hand. It's not a bunch of anarchists and crackpots but consists of hundreds of idealistic people who are unhappy with the state of the nation and want to change it. I wasn't at Woodstock but I imagine this is what that must have been like (without the nudity and mud).

I noticed that the book collection that they have at the park contained no copies of my famous anti-Wall Street manifesto, Wall Street Versus America! Some kind soul should order up some copies and have them delivered there.

© 2011 Gary Weiss. All rights reserved.
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