I really like this graphic, except for one thing: Occupy is actually in the center. From day one, Occupy Boston said the problems we face are two fold. First, corporations have too much power, and second, they use that power to undermine the democratic process.
We’re not againt corporations. True, their only loyalty is to their bottom line. But that does not make them evil or bad, it’s just a reality of the free market system. And, if we don’t make economic policy with this in mind then we’re dooming ourselves to failure. This means regulation and oversight.
We’re not for more government, either. We’re for a government that works not a government that’s bigger. It’s broken right now, sure, but the answer to all our problems isn’t significantly less government. We deserve a democracy that works for everyone and sensible policy that allows businesses to thrive and grow.
It’s possible for Washington to do this, but we need to get off the couch and push for it. America is an unfinished promise, and it’s our job to work towards its fulfillment. Let’s start working for positive change.