Donald Trump Channels Occupy Wall Street, and The Revolt Against The Ruling Elite

Four years ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement was summarily dismissed as utterly nihilistic — having no focus, no program and no lasting legacy.

But the current presidential campaign has shown how foolish that analysis was.

Today, the political and policy agenda has shifted radically with ideas spawned by the Occupy movement, invigorated by continuing economic turmoil. The theme of economic populism dominates the political debate in both the Republican and Democratic parties.The message of the Occupy movement was aimed at energizing the disenfranchised by exposing economic inequality; highlighting the control of the political process by financial interests and the rigging […]