05/15/2012 04:29 pm ET Updated Jul 15, 2012

On the Resurgence of Occupy Wall Street: Five Must-Read Books

I hesitate to use the word resurgence in the title because it gives in to the specious claim of the dormancy of the movement, but resurgence does strike a chord. By most accounts mainstream media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement, regardless of the standpoint, has been woefully lacking. Not only do mainstream outlets simply disregard or grossly simplify important events and ideas in the Occupy Wall Street movement, but they also neglect to mention the publication of important books that clarify, criticize, buttress, and provide a holistic view of the movement. Regardless of your bent, the only way to come to a personal opinion towards Occupy Wall Street requires a multifaceted understanding of the movement. Based solely on popular sources, one would be hard pressed to come up with a coherent picture of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Consequently, these five, sadly overlooked books are must reads for anyone looking to understand the movement, its roots, solutions to income inequality, and the connection between the economic crisis and Occupy Wall Street.

On the Resurgence of Occupy Wall Street: Five Must Read Books