Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: A couple Facebook posts from Nicholas D. Kristof...

Thanks for your comments on my "Occupy Wall Street" column, and apologies to those like Christy and Jessica who thought I sounded condescending. And if you have trouble with the link, try this: http://nyti.ms/pM4oNd My basic take is that capitalism itself is an amazing system for raising living standards (hey, I lived under Communism, in China), but that banking needs better regulation to function properly -- and that we need plenty more accountability all around. Other suggestions for measures to recommend welcome as well.

My column looks at the "Occupy Wall Street" protests: Are they Tahrir on the Hudson? http://nyti.ms/pM4oNd More important, I offer some suggestions for specific reforms to address the protesters' concerns. Read the column and let me know what you think.

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