The Historical Model: The 99 Percent
2 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2011 Last revised: 28 Dec 2011
Date Written: December 8, 2011
Inclusivity is perhaps the single most important human need to facilitate and demonstrate fairness for all members in an open and free society. When this principle need is compromised by appearances of unscrupulous self-interested privileged elites to perpetuate a systemic widening disparity between social-economic classes favoring exclusivity, it is imminently imperative to galvanize public opposition to mitigate this threat. A society that is governed by its collective citizenry should never be marginalized by its institutions or the people that run them. No institution should be more esteemed than its human beings. Thus, this paper seeks to provide a historic backdrop to help trigger a new wave of global interaction and imagination. We must make an effort to level the playing field so that all voices are invited to participate in our global conversation. I for my part offer this short analytical portrait into “The Historical Model” as a starting point towards gaining greater understanding and inspiration to further our global debate.
Keywords: occupy wall street, 99 percent, history, ancient history, Thomas Jefferson, marginalization, privilege, wealth, poor, politics
JEL Classification: B1, B11, B15, B19, B14, B30, B31, B3, D5, D63, D74, F1, F10, F11,F12, F13, F14, F15, I3, I30, I31
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