The Occupy movement has been a learning experience for everyone, including Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and Beliefnet.com blogger.He gives his take on religious congregations' reaction to Occupy Wall Street.
University of Chicago theorist Bernard Harcourt believes that a new kind of resistance called "political disobedience" emerged from Zuccotti Park and Occupy protests around the country. He tells Worldview why the media needs a new lexicon to describe the leaderless social movement.
Last month, Northwestern University professor Jeffrey Winters joined us to discuss his book Oligarchy, an examination of how the super-rich fight to preserve and increase their wealth, particularly here in the United States.
Americans are taught early on that “all men are created equal.” But people taking part in Occupy Wall Street would argue that’s no longer the case.The protesters are angry about the enormous gap between the rich and poor and frustrated by rising unemployment, foreclosures and corporate bonuses.Briti