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Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party



I see a bit of a tabula rasa effect in those on the right who think that OWS can be co-opted to the cause of freedom if only they understood the difference between free markets and crony capitalism; what many OWS protestors really have in common with the Tea Party is an amorphous economically irrational grievance about the lack of free ponies, and they aren't going to be receptive to being told that libertarians dislike bailouts and Obama's corporatism.

More Occupy Wall Street commentary: Gelinas @ City Journal; Barro; Krauthammer; Will; Manne; Wallison @ WSJ; Jim Harper.

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Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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