Archive for October, 2011
By LORRE WIJELATH – In response to Mr. Billing’s article, I find OWS to be neither a “Blanket Liberal Protest,” nor a disorganized movement lacking message or direction. In fact, I credit OWS with a meta-awareness of their movement as well as prior political movements resulting in OWS’ informed decision to reject the extant traditional political model
By MITCH BILLINGS – What is the Occupy Movement fighting for? It has been quite hard to figure out. The umbrella theme seems to be corporate greed. However, mixed messages flow in abundance, and it is very difficult to sort them out. While I have not personally visited the Wall Street protests, I spent a few minutes around the satellite occupation in downtown Minneapolis. I didn’t see organization. I didn’t hear a collective message. I saw a mess of signs, tents, and sleeping bags. I thought I was looking at a commune from the 70s, and not an organized protest.
By ROBERT SANDOW ESQ – I have a one-man family law practice in Live Oak, about an hour northwest of Gainesville. I opened my own office in 1988. Every lawyer working for someone else eventually gets the itch to be a partner or open his own firm and I was no exception. I would have made the move sooner but I was plagued by a lack of money and confidence. In 1988, my last year as an associate, I made $55,000. In 1989, the first full year on my own, I made three times that amount, and never looked back