Op-ed: What Occupy Wall Street learned from the tea party
- October 10, 2011
- An op-ed by David Meyer, sociology professor, is featured in the Washington Post October 7, 2011
From the Washington Post:
The Occupy Wall Street movement, three weeks strong and gaining momentum, reminds us that tea partyers aren't the only people unhappy with the state of the nation. The two groups are angry about some of the same things, too, especially the government bailouts for big banks - a similarity that Vice President Biden observed in remarks on Thursday. They've taken different tacks for expressing their anger. The Occupiers are camping out in New York's Financial District, while tea partyers have elected people to fight against government spending and deficits - and against regulations or oversight of businesses, small and big. [About the author: David S. Meyer is a professor of sociology and political science at the University of California at Irvine and the author of "The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America." His blog is politicsoutdoors.com.]
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