Class conflict

Occupy Wall Street

66%

The Pew Research Center recently announced the results from a public perception survey focused on the class conflict that is emerging in the U.S. due to the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor.  According to the survey, 66% of the 2,048 adult respondents believe there are “strong” or “very strong” conflicts between America’s top 1% – who saw their incomes rise 275% between 1979 and 2007 – and the remaining 99%.   Continue reading

Occupy movement Internet interest

Occupy movement5.39%

According to Experian Hitwise (using the Experian Mosaic profiling system), 5.39% of the visitors to Occupy movement websites came from “Jet Set Urbanites.”  What is really interesting is that this was the largest contribution by any one of the segments and more than doubled the traffic coming from the “Colleges and Cafes” segment (2.80%).   Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street photo gallery

There is a lot of “ink” being spilled over what is going on in Zuccotti Park right now and not all of it is easily understood by the mainstream media and the average American.  Just as a point of order I’m not here to proffer an opinion of protests or their efficacy – other than the fact that I’m thankful I live in a country where the peaceful assembly of the people and free speech are protected by law.  That said the participants of the Occupy Wall Street (and the other “occupy” movements around the U.S. and world) are generally protesting economic inequity and corporate power/influence that has allegedly become more pronounced over the past several years.  The movement was inspired by the social uprisings that occurred during the Arab Spring movement of 2011. Continue reading