This is for GENERAL READING AND EDUCATION...to both help folks get up to speed on the issues, or to store reference writings/data/documentation for the issues/visioning/policy groups to refer to in their posts. Also refer (and contribute!) to the Occupy Boston Crowdsourced Reading List.
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Bibliography from OWS library ... add comments, list will be revised
Info and News about Money, Politics, Corruption, Corporations, Housing, (Un)employment, and the Economy
Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world
An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy. - by Andy Coghlan and Debora MacKenzie New Scientist: http://bit.ly/qWB5sm Updated 13:15 24 October 2011,
Documentary on the Mortgage Crisis
["Inside Job"] documentary (2 hours) detailing how regulators ignored the signs, while rating agencies and politicans were paid off as the mortgage industry imploded and took the world down with it.
Charts/Numbers Framing "the Issue"
This is the face of the 99%
Why Occupy Communities Have Libraries
Chart of the Day: These are the 47 Percent
Talking Points Memo
Could This Time Have Been Different?
SWAT Teams in St. Louis Protecting Bank of America; Refusing Customer Withdrawals
Group Pushes for Corporate Tax Holiday
5 Facts You Should Know About the Wealthiest One Percent of Americans
The Reign of the One Percenters
Author’s postscript/response to Occupy Wall Street: http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/newsfrom187/entry/6518
Good capitalism does exist. And it's more crucial now than ever
The Guardian Observer
The Truth About “Class War” in America
Richard D. Wolff
The Curse of Tina
BBC's Adam Curtis Blog
Blog post on the creation and proliferation of neoliberal think tanks
Obama Goes All Out For Dirty Banker Deal
Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Secret Loans
Dylan Ratigan’s Mad As Hell Moment
How to fix America's jobs crisis
Debt Crisis Hangs Over Washington Politics
Michael Lewis Drops Some Wisdom on Wall Street
Columbia Journalism Review
The Quiet Coup
How Washington's Bailout Will Boost Wall Street Bonuses
The Giant Pool of Money
This American Life and NPR's Planet Money
Return to the Giant Pool of Money
This American Life and NPR’s Planet Money
Planet Money’s blog
September 2008 - present
Comprehensive explanation of how our economic system works.
Thinking About Empowered Participatory Democracy
Erik Olin Wright and Archon Fung
Envisioning Real Utopias
Erik Olin Wright
A global assessment of wealth and wellbeing
Why tax havens cause poverty
Widely acclaimed report on tax havens, banking secrecy jurisdictions, etc.
Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1996-2000
Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1998-2005
Campaign Finance unraveled by Larry Lessig
[Lessig Lecture at OB's Campaign Finance event in January] , about 40 minutes
Chris Hedges Interview
["Brace Yourself, the American Empire is Over and the Descent is Going to be Horrifying"] 3 hours, about 45 minutes in, he starts talking about Occupy
Based on: Education at wikispaces