Archive for October, 2011

They’re moving into the street

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The conversation around the Occupy Wall Street protests, lack of jobs, and the widening income gap in the US reminds me of Disturbed’s Land of Confusion video.  Hopefully the future doesn’t come down to wars in the street, and hopefully some shadowy dark superhero doesn’t show up, but he’s probably a metaphor anyway.  At some point society needs to agree that the capitalist drive for maximizing shareholder value also includes certain moral/ethical behavior instead of profits-at-all-costs.  But the harder part is agreeing on how to enforce that behavior, since “The Market” doesn’t really encourage it.  Which I think is one of the real issues in the world today, and has been for a long time.