Monday, 10 October 2011
Occupy Wall Street?
There's not been much comment in my segment of the blogosphere on the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the MSM are describing it as 'anti capitalist'. The two may not be unrelated. In fact, from what I can tell, it's not anti-capitalist but anti-corporatist and anti-Big Government. If within the movement is a discernible bent towards laissez-faire capitalism and a society that owes more to Burke's little platoons than to State social planning then the movement should be supported. However, it's a protest movement - and by definition against stuff rather than for stuff - and this is why I suspect fellow bloggers are reluctant at this stage to identify with it too closely. If the movement is simply a conglomeration of angry young people with an inchoate focus for their ire, there is an opportunity to help clear the fog.