CHAPTER 10SIX WAYS TO LIBERATE MAIN STREET FROM WALL STREET

DAVID KORTEN

The Occupy Wall Street protests have achieved a remarkable breakthrough. They have penetrated the filter of the corporate media and captured the imagination of America and the world. They have focused attention on Wall Street banks and corporations as the primary threat to U.S. and global prosperity and security. And they have sparked a much-needed conversation on the economy’s values, purpose, and structure.

It is now up to all of us to build on the opening this movement has created to liberate Main Street from Wall Street.

Wall Street is the symbolic center of an economic system that works for the 1% at the expense of the 99%. It uses its outsized financial and media muscle ...

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