I call Occupy my Xanax, my anti-depressant, my ability to sit with peers over dinner or coffee and not become morbid. I had a spiritual and political depression. I don't have it any more. The cops don't have a chance of taking it away from me.
In a national radio address on February 23, 1934, Huey Long unveiled his "Share Our Wealth" plan, a program designed to provide a decent standard of living to all Americans by spreading the nation's wealth among the people.
The protests offer a good occasion to step back and consider the broad ways in which the financial industry have worked at odds with the interests of ordinary Americans and broad, sustained economic growth in the real economy.