Occupy Wall Street

I’ve followed the Occupy Wall Street activities and have heard several of them speak to NPR reporters. They seem particularly well-spoken about their concerns…and their frustrations.

I certainly understand their frustration….and I share their concern about the unfairness in our political economy. Unfortunately, I don’t think there are any ‘big’ solutions to the problem…other than motivating/educating a LOT of people to change their consumption patterns and their political instincts.

I read a David Brooks editorial and he thinks the real solutions cannot be simplified to the 99% versus the 1%…..I agree. He also thinks real solutions are often seen as boring…..I also agree. Real solutions are thoughtful, complex and subtle…and don’t accommodate today’s sound bites.