By and large, I do not quote [or even cite] other people's utterances on this blog, contrary to the customary practice, but I thought this paragraph from Paul Krugman's NY TIMES column today bore repeating. Speaking of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests:
"Now, it’s true that some of the protesters are oddly dressed or have silly-sounding slogans, which is inevitable given the open character of the events. But so what? I, at least, am a lot more offended by the sight of exquisitely tailored plutocrats, who owe their continued wealth to government guarantees, whining that President Obama has said mean things about them than I am by the sight of ragtag young people denouncing consumerism. "