This is how we've learned to talk about our economy: as a matter of personal virtue and vice, from the overdrawn consumer to the one-percenter with the fifteen percent tax rate and some senators' private numbers in his iPhone.
The fact that the movement doesn't make demands of Wall Street -- or Washington, for that matter -- doesn't mean it doesn't have demands. It does, but they're not directed at Wall Street, or K Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue. They're directed at you.
One thing that is of interest is that many recent aid projects are mostly started by women and for women. Can this cause a positive shift in development? Or, could it create new problems which need to be addressed?
Caroline Kennedy is a fine lady, but Nick Kristof has it right regarding the aristocratization of American politics. Nothing's changed since my entry on this demoralizing phenomenon back in March 2001.