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Myth-Busting Charts of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:24am

The one chart that explodes the myth of U.S. income inequality (h/t @CharlieSykes). The short explanation is that individual income inequality has not expanded greatly, but since high earning people tend to group together in family units, family income inequality has expanded:

Next, Here’s The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

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#OccupyTheStreetCorner

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 6:15pm

You know things are bad when the Occupy Wall Street movement cannot get more than a handful of people to Occupy Boulder, Colorado in nice weather.

Thanks to reader Jeff who e-mailed this photo to me today:

Good Day Professor,

I live in Longmont, Colorado but work in the Republic of Boulder.

Attached is a...

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Best. Worst. List. Ever.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 2:24pm

From Zombie at PJMedia, a list of officially declared supporters of Occupy Wall Street.

Go to the link for the full list, here’s the top (in no particular order):

 
 
 

Primary Jewish #OWS Organizer – Lack of Structure At OWS Allows Non-Anti-Semites To Participate

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 31, 2011 at 10:45am

#OWS’s policy of having  no set views has its advantages. They can include all manner of extremists and unsavory characters while preserving plausible deniability when taken to task for their relationship with such socially-unacceptable figures.

Daniel Sieradski, #OWS’s main Jewish organizer, last seen thinking up new ways to appropri...

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Obama’s Reelection Strategy And #OWS’s True Purpose: Party Like It’s 1936?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 31, 2011 at 9:20am

The conservative movement in America may have been had. #OWS is easy to attack, but the right’s demonization of #OWS, even if successful, may be playing into Obama’s hands by failing to address the real reason why the Democrats and their special interest allies have cultivated this movement.

The Financial Times...

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Just like the Tea Party

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 2:54pm

Because these are the types of headlines from Tea Party rallies:

In one sense, it’s a tragedy because at a certain...

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Elizabeth Warren, the Al Gore of Occupy Wall Street

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 28, 2011 at 1:26pm

Elizabeth Warren has stepped in it with her boast that she created the Occupy Wall Street movement:

“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do,” she says. “I support what they do.”

Warren’s boast was an overstatement much akin to Al Gore’s claim of credit for the internet, but even...

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Occupy Wall Street metaphor alert

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 11:13am

We saw something similar in Wisconsin, when an anti-Scott Walker protester locked her head to a metal railing with a bicycle lock.

Yesterday an Occupy Wall Street protester climbed a 70-foot statue demanding that Mayor Bloomberg resign and that the police presence be reduced.  The police attempted to talk him down, and...

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#OccupyDallas – the birds are not impressed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 5:12pm

The Live Stream camera at street level tells the story, the Occupy Dallas protesters control the streets with the line of marchers extending as far as the eye can see:

Okay, maybe not.  Reader Derek writes:

Professor,

I’m an avid reader of your blog. I was in...

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No Lech Walesa for Occupy Wall Street

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 9:40am

Oh my how the supporters of Occupy Wall Street cheered when Lech Walesa, hero of the fight against communism in Poland, announced that he would fly to New York to support the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Brent Budowsky at The Hill was ecstatic:

Great news for the real America. One of history’s great leaders...

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Today was “Take Our School Children To ‘Occupy Providence’ Day”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2011 at 4:50pm

Of course, the day started out as take your child to school, but the school turned it into a field trip to the otherwise sparsely populated Occupy Providence encampment, as tweeted by most excellent Rhode Island talk show host John DePetro:

 
 
 

New York’s disappearing millionaires

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2011 at 10:03am

Of course, there always will be a top 1%, so those in the Occupy Wall Street movement who want to demonize the top 1% always will have a cause.

But the numbers of millionaires who could be taxed to feed the demands of the proletariat is down in New York State:

Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported...

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Should anti-Semitic Occupy LA woman have been fired? (Reader poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 2:25pm

An employee of the L.A. School District and active Occupy Los Angleles supporter was fired for her anti-Semitic comments which have garnered a lot of attention.

Here’s the video of her reaction to the firing, where she doubles down (h/t IsraellyCool):

The easy answer would be sure, fire her, she’s a despicable person.

But, her comments...

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OWS and unions crossing all lines to get in opponents’ faces

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 11:37am

Crain’s New York has an article detailing how Occupy Wall Street and union protesters are taking the fight to the personal lives of executives who oppose them by disrupting their ability to go to restaurants and other day-to-day activities.

As the Occupy Wall Street movement has gained steam, the city’s well-heeled have ...

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Occupy Wall Street turnout a major fail

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 17, 2011 at 3:27pm

Saturday was to be a nationwide turnout for the Occupy Wall Street movement, with large protests across the land.  From media coverage which portrays the movement as growing, one would have expected a large turnout, at least as large as the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Parties.

In Ithaca, I noted...

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#OccupyOprah

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 17, 2011 at 8:30am

Oprah’s worth $1.5 billion.  Think how many struggling artists that could feed.

Shakina Nayfack, featured in The Daily News complaining about his student debt, made the following comment in response to my post Another Occupy Wall Street poster child who is not:

…. Occupy Wall Street is about targeting the obscenely wealthy, it’s about...

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Another Occupy Wall Street poster child who is not (Update: He responds)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 10:12am

Scrolling through The Daily News’ live blog of the Occupy Wall Street protest in Times Square yesterday, this photo and caption jumped out at me:

Student loan debt a hot topic among Times Sq. crowd. “Student loans screwed up my credit!” one protester screamed while Shakina Nayfack, 30, of Washington Heights explained his...

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