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Occupy Wall Street


Finding clarity of purpose at Occupy Wall Street

Contrary to the pervasive charges of “vagueness” levied at the movement, author Francine Prose applauds the protesters’ clarity of understanding of the most basic social and economic realities.


  The politics of resentment, from the tea party to Occupy Wall Street

This election season, there is a prevailing sentiment that our lives are being made worse by powerful interests that are beyond our reach. But the feeling is hardly new.


The psychology of Occupy Wall Street, or why we don’t always favor wealth redistribution

A new study explains why some people are opposed to wealth redistribution. But that’s not all that’s going on with protests like Occupy Wall Street and the tea party.


What’s motivating the 99 percent? Herman Cain says it’s jealousy, others say it’s fear

Republicans have condemned the Occupy Wall Street protests as an example of class warfare. But a closer analysis reveals another motivation: fear.


Occupy Wall Street: Why so many demands for demands?

Previous protests have presented detailed policy proposals to no avail. Maybe it’s time to try something new, writes The Nation’s Betsy Reed.