Tag Archives: OccupyWallStreet

Blog #55a – Why is there Inequality? It’s no Mystery


Blog #55a – Why is there Inequality in the U.S.A.? An Answer in 22 and 7 words. Piketty showed, in 648 pages, that inequality is increasing long-term. It continued in the short term: In 2009, figures were: average net worth, … Continue reading

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Blog #40 – Reading the Right to the City


Blog #40 – Reading the Right to the City THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND.. It’s no accident that the discussion about the right to the city emerged just when it did, or that it has become a hot formulation again just now. … Continue reading

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Blog #30 – Transformative Proposals in Nine Areas


Blog #30: Beyond Immediate Proposals: Some Transformative Provocations The last blog, Blog #29 began with the puzzle that the United States faces deep-seated problems today: problems of poverty, inequality, discrimination, poor education, unemployment, unaffordable housing, unaffordable health care, social aggressiveness … Continue reading

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Blog #26 – Imagine Actually Occupying Wall Street – A Proposal


Blog #26 – Imagine Actually Occupying Wall Street – A Proposal DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT If the purpose of re-imagining the city is to stimulate understanding and appreciation of what the actual possibilities might be for a city of heart’s desire, … Continue reading

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Blog #25 – Re-imagining the City critically


Blog #25 – Re-imagining the City critically Re-imagining the city can be a provocation to reconsider and expand the range of possibilities for a city in the future. It can simply be an opportunity for an unfettered imagination physically to … Continue reading

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Blog #17 – 99%/1%: The Slogan and the Reality


Blog #17 – 99%/1%: The Slogan and the Reality There are five blogs dealing with:  the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Right to the City Alliances, as representative of the 99%, who is in them and who in the … Continue reading

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Blog #16 – The Future: Strategic Implications


Blog #16 – The Future: Strategic Implications   A.     Transformation   So: since 1968, at least, the situation seems to have been ripe for transformation., objectively the material and technical prerequisites for a more socially supportive and equitable society are … Continue reading

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