Posted 9 years ago on Feb. 21, 2012, 9:52 p.m. EST by OliviaChandrasekhar
from Chicago, IL
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To the members of Occupy Wall Street:
I’m a student living in a suburb directly north of Chicago, and I’m working on a research paper analyzing, in part, the Occupy Wall Street movement. As my topic is a current one, I was hoping to be able to use direct quotes as sources; unfortunately, when I took a train to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to interview what I had hoped would, at the very least, a few dedicated protesters, I found the place deserted.
So, instead, I’d like to pose my questions to you. If you could take the time to answer one, a few, or all, I would greatly appreciate it.
Why, personally do you support the Occupy movement?
What do you hope to accomplish/what have you accomplished by participating in this movement?
Would you also consider yourself a member of the anti-globalization movement?
What do you envision in the stead of our current economic system? More government intervention? Less? More socialist policies? A scaling back of capitalism? How would this new system function?
Do you feel it is your duty or responsibility to have an answer to the preceding question? Why or why not?
Ultimately, are you against capitalism? Do you feel that capitalism and democracy are mutually exclusive?
These questions are meant to serve as a starting point; if you have anything else you wish to add to your answers, feel free to do so.
Additionally, answers may be used as quotes and your name could potentially be cited as an interview source. If you wish to have your name/username withheld, please say so.
Thank you for your time!