Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 11, 2011, 9:31 a.m. EST by SMR
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Occupy Wall Street protesters should want to see the rich pay a fair share of their profits in wages, wealth and income in taxes; that banks are held accountable for extremely risky and risk-averse lending practices, and that businesses and politicians pay more attention to creating jobs for the unemployed and increasing investment in the competitive skills of American children and adults rather than in machines here or overseas.
They should also want to re-democratize capitalism: the culture of wealth creation — the values and beliefs, attitudes and behaviors of enterprise and entrepreneurship that built our Nation and its middle class — should again be known by all Americans, not closely held by a few ultrarich Robber Barons. With democratic capitalism, all Americans, but especially poor and middle class Americans, will know and understand all the rules of the economic game, so that they, too, can play to win. It will no longer be every man for himself; it will be all men for every man.