so if you're wondering - not that you are - what i think about the occupy wall street thing. first: yes, absolutely.there should in particular be outrage at the activities that sucked money out of the economy without producing anything, and there should be outrage at the excruciating and increasing inequalities of wealth that, first, have nothing to do with anyone's merits or value (or actually are an inverted image; the worse you are, the richer), and second brought the economy to the brink of collapse. also the idea that the movement has no leaders - which the media etc always find incomprehensible - is a very good thing. it's about time someone took to the streets.
now on the other hand, there has to be something in the solution other than state action (which means that the left has got to re-think its basic approach, in place since 1848). that you look at centuries of collusion between state and economic power, or their actual merger (here represented by bank bailouts, quantitative easing, war profiteering, and so forth) and conclude that much more state power over the economy is needed, would suggest a complete immunity of this sort of position from empirical input. and second: for heaven's sake put away the global warming thing. irrelevant. it's not the case that you need (and global warming!) as a parenthesis of every goddamn sentence.