Morning Must Watch: General Strikes and 'Job Creator' Strikes

Today in Oakland, Calif., a general strike is planned by the city's Occupy Wall Street protest. The strike is in response to the violence used by the city's police on October 25 (you can read about it here and you can listen to the Rick Smith Show cover the action as it was happening) to clear the protestors from an area near City Hall. 

In related news, John Hodgman defends moneyed Americans against the Occupy Wall Street protestors and suggests that it is time for the 1% to go on strike.

Last night, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Economic Policy Institute honored Paul Krugman. Long time Keystone Research Center supporters will note that before Krugman won his Nobel Prize, he was the keynote speaker at our own 10th anniversary dinner in 2006. We join Krugman in praising the wonderful work of EPI, and we join EPI in celebrating Krugman's own efforts to support more broadly shared prosperity.


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