With neither sarcastic sniffs nor youthful sentimentalism, I’d like to register my support the Occupy Wall Street protesters. If their only message were that business needs to be regulated, I would support them, because — for me — that’s the bottom line of our current financial crisis. Business must be regulated. The sweet, Reagan-era whispers that we could deregulate everything and trust business to take care of our needs have proven false.
In today’s Plus Ça Change column, I register support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.