"Protected from criticism and debate, capitalism in the United States could and has indulged all its darker impulses and tendencies. No public exposure, criticism and movement for change could arise or stand in its way as the system and its effects became ever more unequal, unjust, inefficient and oppressive. Long before the Occupy movement arose to reveal and oppose what U.S. capitalism had become, that capitalism had divided the 1 percent from the 99 percent."
Richard Wolff, economist and author of Occupy the Economy. Rumor has it he’ll be appearing tonight on Charlie Rose.
Read more from the intro to Wolff’s book.