03 Nov '11, 10am

I'm a former banker, a one percenter, and I'm mad as hell too | John Fullerton #occupywallst

I'm a former banker, a one percenter, and I'm mad as hell too | John Fullerton #occupywallst

But the answer is simple: the Occupy movement is a mass experiment in participatory and deliberative democracy . It says "fix government," not "eliminate government." I engaged with one of the many experienced organizers at OWS during my trip. He was unusually calm, articulate, experienced (a Seattle WTO alum) and well informed -- he had read much of the leading alternative economics literature. He explained that the General Assembly that meets every evening to deliberate the course of the movement had determined explicitly not to develop a set of demands at this time. Instead, he shared, OWS is focused on setting up a governance system for the movement, expecting to be around for the long haul. As of today, any list of demands that you may hear, therefore, are unsanctioned by the governing General Assembly of OWS. The emergence of the practice of participatory democracy a...

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2011/11/03/im-a-former-b...

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