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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn Something New, April 12, 2012
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This review is from: The Occupy Handbook (Paperback)
Banking, business, one-percent, ninety-nine percent... Are the lines that clearly drawn, is it that cut and dried? I don't think so. As an individual, do I have the time (read energy or desire) to research all the moving parts and come to a clear cut personal opinion? I don't think so. Personal empathy for those in our country who are struggling financially versus working my own ten hour working days in the energy business incur mixed feelings about the Occupy Wall Street movement in general.

Enter the Occupy Handbook. Wow. Starting with the very personal introduction by Janet Byrne I was drawn into a graphic scenario about the disparity of urban, agricultural and big business landscape on a mere train ride from Philadelphia, through New Jersey, into New York. The varied income levels in that small stretch of our country provide an individualized perspective of the intellectual approach to the issues. Moving to Michael Lewis' tongue-in-cheek, witty article and Gillian Tett's discussion of silos in the banking industry primed the pump to encourage me to learn from this book, regardless of my pre-conceived opinions.

As with many `handbooks' this is a learning tool that provides insight into a problem while allowing the reader to cull salient points and form one's own opinion. Kudos to Ms. Byrne and kudos to the individual authors for taking the time to pull this together.
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Initial post: Apr 18, 2012 5:02:53 AM PDT
Theo Posselt says:
Do you have any take on how many graphs there are? I'd like to get it on Kindle but I'm not sure if it's legible on Kindle...

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 8:16:26 AM PDT
Figero says:
A few interesting observations to consider when on the topic of war:

U.S. enters World War One under Democratic President Woodrow Wilson
U.S. enters World War Two under Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt
U.S. enters Korean War under Democratic President Harry Truman
U.S. enters Vietnam War under Democratic President John Kennedy
U.S. escalates Vietnam War under Democratic President Lyndon Johnson
U.S. Ends Vietnam War under Republican President Richard Nixon

Yet the GOP is painted as war mongers. Go figure
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