For starters, here is a must-see. Scott Johnson, over at Powerline, has posted a brilliant video of Prof. Epstein discussing income inequality. We have all been watching the collection of dolts, criminals, community organizers, nihilists, suckers, the naive/misinformed, anti-Semitic, and whathaveyou who have been occupying various
As Prof. Epstein comments, the 1% probably does have a disproportionate amount of influence, but they hardly have a controlling influence. If 99% of the population agreed on something, there is nothing the remaining 1% could do to counter it; the sheer number of votes proves this. But what if a large number of the "99%" agreed with many or most of the principles that allow the 1% to exist in the first place? Perhaps that number is better represented by the 53% of Americans who actually pay taxes. Might be why the Occupiers are getting so little actual support, although their inability to articulate their demands is probably also a hindrance.