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I hate this book.I really tried to give it a chance But I knew going in that any book about occupy that was compiled by someone described as an editor who has worked with Nobel Prize winning economists, Pulitzer Prize winning writers, and leading political figures, financial journalists, academics, and bestselling authors was going to be a shit show And a shit show it was.It isn t that all the essays are crap Some of them are quite good The first section breaks down the financial crisis an I hate this book.I really tried to give it a chance But I knew going in that any book about occupy that was compiled by someone described as an editor who has worked with Nobel Prize winning economists, Pulitzer Prize winning writers, and leading political figures, financial journalists, academics, and bestselling authors was going to be a shit show And a shit show it was.It isn t that all the essays are crap Some of them are quite good The first section breaks down the financial crisis and brings in some history of previous people s movements The second section talks about occupy itself The third section, the part that really sealed my hatred, is about what we should do now.What are the proposed solutions Campaign finance reform Corporate regulations Environmental regulations Progressive taxation Elect a different congress Smart loansAre you still awake The only reason I haven t passed out from boredom is that I want shake these people until their heads pop off.Dear asshats who think everything will be solved if we just all rally around one magic, conservative liberal bullet like ending corporate personhood Please take your brilliant idea to someone sitting in prison for twenty years on a weed charge, with all the fabulous opportunities they have to look forward to when they get out, and tell them they need to set aside their pet issues aka their life and lobby for some bullshit bill And if you wouldn t mind filming that for me.But the contributors to this book weren t thinking about people in prison They weren t thinking about anything that doesn t affect them And who are they There are 66 contributors to this book Fifteen of them are women One of those women is just an interviewer Eight of them are co authors with some dude One of those women is Asian There is one black man who contributed an essay Three Indians by which I mean grew up in India are contributors 61 of the 66 authors are white though eight of those people are from Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Spain, or Turkey 52 out of 66 authors have grad degrees At least 35 of them went to school or taught at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, MIT, Georgetown, or Oxford.This book is the antithesis of what occupy was supposed to be about The book oozes status, hierarchy, academic circle jerks, and conservative liberal solutions that nip around the edges of the system, but have no interest in actually changing it much less getting rid of it This book is the worst kind of racism, sexism, and classism It is the kind that just erases anyone outside of their tiny elite circle It is the kind that wraps itself up in a pretty package of intellectualism The reason occupy has been so damn difficult is that the people involved had to confront head on all of the issues that this book ignores often failing spectacularly But at least there was some space for people who didn t have the kind of pedigrees that the contributors to this book have The reason occupy took off is precisely because it created a space for people to be heard, to negotiate directly with other people, to come up with ideas outside the usual bullshit that kept most of us at home drinking ourselves into stupors and yelling at our televisions The last thing we need is a bunch of essays compiled by some woman who creams her pants every time she meets a white dude with a PhD from an Ivy League school Even for someone as economically illiterate as me, this is a good book to read With contributions from a wide range of authors, from Nobel prize winning economists to knowledgeable reporters, from Paul Volcker to Matt Taibbi, in all sorts of styles Some of the articles are dense enough to be plucked out of an economics textbook, while others are filled with reporting, opinions, and concise analysis There s humor, outrage, concrete policy solutions, and so much you might not have known in this Even for someone as economically illiterate as me, this is a good book to read With contributions from a wide range of authors, from Nobel prize winning economists to knowledgeable reporters, from Paul Volcker to Matt Taibbi, in all sorts of styles Some of the articles are dense enough to be plucked out of an economics textbook, while others are filled with reporting, opinions, and concise analysis There s humor, outrage, concrete policy solutions, and so much you might not have known in this book Pick up a copy of this book, and let it occupy your bookshelf With 56 pieces by 67 authors, almost anyone is going to find chapters that are insightful and inspiring and others that are academic bloviating or pie in the sky fantasy The book is divided into 3 broad sections How We Got Here, Where We Are Now and Solutions It s probably best as a book to poke through Most of the chapters are 5 to 8 pages long and stand alone so it s a good one to put it on the back of your toilet and see what influence it has on you and your friends If you don t get aro With 56 pieces by 67 authors, almost anyone is going to find chapters that are insightful and inspiring and others that are academic bloviating or pie in the sky fantasy The book is divided into 3 broad sections How We Got Here, Where We Are Now and Solutions It s probably best as a book to poke through Most of the chapters are 5 to 8 pages long and stand alone so it s a good one to put it on the back of your toilet and see what influence it has on you and your friends If you don t get around to reading the whole book, be sure to read these chapters Unions Build the Middle Class, Where is the Demand for Redistributionand Medicare for All I found the Occupy Handbook to be a very comprehensive and enlightening read The number, diversity and quality of the authors was incredible The short chapters kept it interesting, though most wrote in a manner that even a mental midget like myself could understand I greatly appreciated editor Byrne s approach of not looking at just the Occupy protestors and what they ve accomplished, but also spending equal time on the the build up to the economic crisis and where the organization should g I found the Occupy Handbook to be a very comprehensive and enlightening read The number, diversity and quality of the authors was incredible The short chapters kept it interesting, though most wrote in a manner that even a mental midget like myself could understand I greatly appreciated editor Byrne s approach of not looking at just the Occupy protestors and what they ve accomplished, but also spending equal time on the the build up to the economic crisis and where the organization should go It was refreshing to findthan just a few articles that didn t just glorify the group s , but provided feasible goals that could convince manynon anarchist Americans to utilize their first Amendment rights on Not only does this book have much in that helps define the OWS movement, but it is also full of ideas and solutions by a host of people on how we can fix our failing systems Very informative and useful. I think my favorite part of this book were the suggested solutions made by many of the contributors A financial transactions tax, principle reductions for homeowners who are underwater, and serious reforms to our student loan programs are just a few ideas that would put real focus on rebuilding our middle class and making our economyequitable for all. .Free Epub ☲ The Occupy Handbook ♫ Analyzing the movement s deep seated origins in questions that the country has sought too long to ignore, some of the greatest economic minds and most incisive cultural commentators from Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, Michael Lewis, Robert Reich, Amy Goodman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gillian Tett, Scott Turow, Bethany McLean, Brandon Adams, and Tyler Cowen to prominent labor leaders and young, cutting edge economists and financial writers whose work is not yet widely known capture the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon in all its ragged glory, giving readers an on the scene feel for the movement as it unfolds while exploring the heady growth of the protests, considering the lasting changes wrought, and recommending reform A guide to the occupation, The Occupy Handbook is a talked about source for understanding why % of the people in America take almost a quarter of the nation s income and the long term effects of a protest movement that even the objects of its attack can find little fault with A good introduction to inequality but a flawed one Could have been greatly improved with a wider variety of contributions. Meh, at least 20% of these essay were good, but I don t recommend bothering Read the other reviews for what people thought really, I m just not invested in this one. Consider that even with Twitter, Facebook, petitions to white House and just about any new form of digital communication, the protest heard most loudly from the financial crisis came from the collective at Zuccotti Park in New York The Occupy Handbook is an enlivened, spirited book from some of the leading educators and cultural theorists who write about the milieu and financial consequences of the crash Contributers include Paul Krugman, Michael Lewis, Robert Schiller, Jeffrey Sachs, Robert Consider that even with Twitter, Facebook, petitions to white House and just about any new form of digital communication, the protest heard most loudly from the financial crisis came from the collective at Zuccotti Park in New York The Occupy Handbook is an enlivened, spirited book from some of the leading educators and cultural theorists who write about the milieu and financial consequences of the crash Contributers include Paul Krugman, Michael Lewis, Robert Schiller, Jeffrey Sachs, Robert Reich, Matt Taibbi and Tom Verlaine, Robert Buckley and many others.Arranged into time related sections how we got here, where we are now, solutions the breadth and range of issues this book covers is reflective of the competing ideas of the OWS movement The central criticism of the movement was it s nebulous demands and non defined platform As expressed here, the cause of the financial crisis may be understood unregulated debt that fueled the boom then bust housing market and consequencial economic fallout , but the concerns all are related to the failed global capitalist model unprecendented wealth inequality, the recall of New Deal measures, exorbitant healthcare costs, inflated prices for higher education, big money in elections and absent criminal proceedings for bank executives for the crisis.Disparate voices and ideas remind us of some of the problematic trends and universal truths Human beings arethan beef on sticks Business is an aspect of life, not it s totality There are very real solutions including progressive taxation, re instating the Dodd Frank Bill to separate investment and commercial banking, publically finance elections and universal healthcare OWS may have been the impetus, and it s message and appeal have far outlived the encampments on Wall Street History suggests these movements waves, and when a fire starts to burn in the conscious of the American public, turn change may happen yet