Posted by sigismund on December 13, 2011, at 0:48:35
In reply to Re: The Psychology of Occupy Wall Street » floatingbridge, posted by Dinah on December 12, 2011, at 17:36:37
>. In some ways, you lose flavor when you lose local business
In the 70s Coles and Woolworths had around 30% of the market (here). Now it is near 80%. So the corner shops have shut and its all freeways.
It is in the interests of every society to have a viable middle class with purchasing power. And some local flavour!
My feeling is (and I am just guessing) that the various components of being an American (individualism, responsibility?) have somehow lead (well, not lead) to a severe kind of hammering. I often feel naive speaking to Americans, likely because they have had to put up with stuff I have only just heard about.