Everybody likes a strong economy and everything it entails: full employment, higher wages and salaries, better benefits, more innovation, and so on. And just about everyone agrees that the current economy pretty much sucks. So how do we get from where we are back to economic health?
I want to introduce a topic that involves billions of dollars and little publicity with the general public. However, from personal experience, I can tell you that politicians in D.C. are very aware of this issue and there is heavy lobbying from both sides.
From Moscow to Grand Rapids, cities have begun organizing their own “occupy” demonstrations. There are now over 720 planned or ongoing protests. There’s also an Occupy Detroit event on October 21st, where hundreds, maybe thousands, are expected to occupy Detroit’s Michigan Central Station. Oh, and there was also one in Ann Arbor last night, right on the Diag
The anti-abortion demonstration on the Diag these past two days has received a great deal of attention and caused quite a buzz on campus…The graphic and obscene display has provoked varying emotions from disgust to anger, from sadness to humility. I want to take the time to work out some of the thoughts I have both heard as well as hold myself.
It’s been called a protest, a movement, and even a church of dissent, but for several weeks now, a small but growing number of people from around the country have led an event called “Occupy Wall Street” that opposes itself to, well, lots of things.