Today the middle class faces an existential crisis. Many communities of color are in danger. So are the young people who struggle with unemployment, under-employment and closed doors of opportunity. The Fed should act as forcefully and imaginatively in the face of their crises as it did for Wall Street's.
Advocates for higher interest rates point to an improving job market as a sign that America has come back from the recession. But many activists, economists, and community groups know that raising interest rates now would stymie the many communities, particularly those of color, that continue to face persistent unemployment, underemployment, and stagnant wages.
So what does an ordinary citizen need to do to get one's political voice heard in this day and age where one needs money and access to play with the big whigs? If you are me, you not only dress up in costume, grab some props and exhibit comic performance art on the street, you stage your own protest.