The Common Good

The Occupiers and the national divide

Date: October 20, 2011

In their "working groups” on various topics of moral and political concern, the Occupiers have been trying to figure out what "a just economy” is, as though they are the first ever to ask this question. Ah, youth. A young man at the protest, in an interview by Jim Wallis of Sojourners, claimed, "This is a microcosm of what people want the world to look like, where we have healthcare, where everyone gets fed, and where the people own the media.”