In case you don’t follow it but might want to, I’m on twitter. I’ve been tweeting my visits to the Occupy Wall Street New York area, including the amazing experience this morning. It is tough to describe, at the moment when the crowd was separating into those who could and couldn’t risk arrest, lawyers were writing emergency contacts in markers on our forearms, and there was a discussion of safe/smart ways to get arrested, the feeling when word came that the cleaning was postponed. Yay for a win.
I did a bloggingheads.tv about Occupy Wall Street with Nathan Schneider of Waging Nonviolence. He’s been involved with it since before the occupation in New York started, as well as what is happening in Washington DC. It was really informative; thanks to the bloggingheads crew for letting us talk about it without having to force it into electoral politics, a preconceived map or a “where are the list of demands!?” style criticism.
Friday October 14th (tonight), New York City, a debate about Occupy Wall Street hosted by the team at the Jacobin.
Francis Fox Piven on the protests.
Violence at Occupy Boston.
Corey Robin responds to a terrible New York Times review of his book. Awful review, clear the reader didn’t engage (or perhaps fully read) the book.
Matt Yglesias on Against Public Choice, For Public Virtue. Great post. Formalizing a left-wing approach to public choice is in the back of my mind.
John Paul Rollert with more on the rhetoric of the job creators.
Adam Levitin drops the knowledge bomb when it comes to mortgage-debt relief plans. Important for those thinking through policy options. His recent post on Mortgage Foreclosure File Reviewer Level 2, or how the OCC is going to bury the foreclosure fraud investigations, is the most infuriating thing I’ve read all week.