10 years later, was the Occupy Wall Street movement effective?
- September 14, 2021
- David Meyer, sociology, Marketplace, Sept. 14, 2021 (Audio)
Now, many experts say the movement laid the groundwork for the economic platform of the modern Democratic Party. “Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal spoke with David S. Meyer, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, about the Occupy movement’s impact 10 years on. … “When we look back at Occupy 10 years later, it makes sense to take stock, not of all the things that didn’t happen — an egalitarian, just society, where everybody has health care and there’s no political and economic inequality — count that a loss, but that doesn’t mean that Occupy didn’t make a big difference in the political debate. Because it did,” [Meyer said].
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