Thus the questions are:"How to stop corporate greed. How do you get a structure into society, without giving democratically elected officials too much power? How do you accomplish better distribution of income, without stifling the economy?"
While greed is an indisputable major problem, so are the powerful lobbies that pay for political campaigns and then get favours in return. In the United States both political parties are guilty of this and it has to stop.
CBS' 60 Minutes carried a segment last weekend that clearly demonstrated how politicians of both parties enrich themselves. While they did nothing illegal, according to CBS, they clearly violated moral and ethical standards, if the allegations are found to be true. Clearly Politicians should not benefit from insider information or for public service.
Washington is full of career politicians, that have been on the hill far too long and void of ideas and out of touch with the general public.
Our governing and corporate elite has their cheerleaders, commonly known as pundit. In a busy world, with a 24 hour newscycle that fills the cables and airwaves short sound bytes and for the most part the sheep in society line up behind the pundits. Just check out prime time MSNBC or FOX News any night.
Journalism has lost the fine art of investigative reporting, presenting two sides to an issue and coming up with possible conclusions.
Annie Leonard, of the "Story of Stuff Fame," visited the Occupy Edmonton movement yesterday to highlight the fact that we could build a better society together. See her video "The Story of Broke" below: