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Educational materials regarding income disparity and public policy?
November 3, 2011 9:58 PM   Subscribe

What are some sources for particularly educational/relevant flyers regarding income disparity, public policy, and other issues pertinent to the Occupy Wall Street movement?
posted by mintchip to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Occupy George might be something like what you're looking for
posted by Blasdelb at 10:08 PM on November 3, 2011


OWS charts is a project by Mefi's own gwint to collect useful charts of this type. Check Mefi Projects for a bunch of other good OWS-related stuff too.
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:18 PM on November 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Paul Krugman is a wonderful go-to source for all of that. Also, Timothy Noah's series on inequality in Slate is a great resource. One thing that I think needs to be focused more on is the role of monetary policy. Especially since it appears that many of the occupiers have been taken in by ignorant anti-Fed nonsense, more education on this front I think would be really helpful. Paul Krugman's article for Slate in 1998 does the best job I have ever seen in explaining in as simple terms of possible what a central bank does and how it works, and Matthew Yglesias' blog is a great resource for ongoing developments in this area (as well as Paul Krugman of course). Hope this helps!
posted by bookman117 at 10:28 PM on November 3, 2011


Not a handy flyer by any means, but I liked this article for its simplicity and use of graphs.
posted by Mr. Papagiorgio at 10:38 PM on November 3, 2011


Try going down to your local occupy spot and visiting their info tent. You'll get their side of the issue, of course, but I bet they'll have a lot of material for you.
posted by PercussivePaul at 11:10 PM on November 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


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