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    Occupy Wall Street Occupies the White House

    The Occupy Wall Street Movement may be dead as a doornail, but its spirit is alive and well in the White House. Only a few minutes into his umpteenth major pivot to the economy, the President went after the target of the occupiers’ once seething animosity: the reviled 1 percent. … More

    ANALYSIS | Obama’s Economic Speech: Another Summer Rerun

    President Obama traveled to Illinois today to give the same tired, worn-out economic speech he’s been giving for almost five years now. Rather than offering new solutions that could revive the dormant economy and put people back to work, the President offered the same old policies that have already failed, … More

    Occupy L.A. Cost Taxpayers Millions, City Documents Show

    The Los Angeles offshoot of the “Occupy” protest movement cost the city of more than $4 million, according to records produced by the City Administrative Officer. Documents obtained by the site MuckRock, embedded below, provide a detailed breakdown of the financial toll of the protests, which took place for about … More

    Occupy Wall Street Celebrates Hurricane Damage in New York City

    The East River crests the promenade between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. (Photo: ZUMA Press) East Coast residents are still reeling from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy. At least 39 people are dead, 8.2 million are without power, the storm inflicted about $20 billion in property damage, and it … More

    Capitalizing on the "99 Percent" (VIDEO)

    Some months ago, President Obama famously announced: “You didn’t build that.” The “context” of that quote remains controversial. The White House claims that Obama simply meant that nobody can succeed in business unless government first provides things, including infrastructure and education. That’s arguable. Big government, after all, tends to throw … More

    Morning Bell: Time for a True Opportunity Agenda

    Occupy Wall Street’s pathetic first birthday last week confirmed that the longstanding reports of the movement’s death have not, in fact, been exaggerated. So why are we keeping it alive by talking incessantly about income inequality instead of focusing on what really matters — opportunity and upward mobility? All this … More

    An Affinity for Free Markets Among Anti-Capitalist RNC Protesters

    Brian has a tough job. He’s a socialist trying to sell a commodity. Wandering around Tuesday’s protest near the Republican convention in Tampa, FL, he asked for donations in exchange for the newspaper of his organization, the Socialist Alternative. His offer was a bit jarring, so I asked him whether … More

    Occupy Wall Street: Finding Common Ground Might Be Possible

    This is the last of our four-part series on Occupy Wall Street, transcribed from a recent Heritage Foundation event on the movement. In part four, Eric Teetsel, executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, explains why he’s hopeful about the Occupy movement. Teetsel believes some Occupiers, particularly young members of the … More

    Occupy Wall Street: Why Conservatives Shouldn't Ignore the Persuadables

    This is the third of our four-part series on Occupy Wall Street, transcribed from a recent Heritage Foundation event on the movement. In part three, Ben Domenech, research fellow at the Heartland Institute and editor of The Transom, reflects on his own interaction with Occupiers and explains why he’s not … More

    Occupy Wall Street: Communitarians vs. Professionals

    This is the second part of our four-part series on Occupy Wall Street, transcribed from a recent Heritage Foundation event on the movement. In part two, Anne Sorock, partner and research director at the Frontier Lab, examines the protesters’ psychological motivations. In her research, Sorock found two distinct groups: the … More