hey all - I'm a big fan of the Occupy movement. I went down to City Hall during Ciclavia and saw first hand what you guys are doing and your work is essential!!
I have read some press accounts that include some of the End the Fed movement, which I believe is the influence of the Ron Paul followers. I can't follow this argument, and I wanted to see if anyone could help me out. My understanding of the Fed is that it is an innovation and is superior to the gold standard, that if used appropriately, can lift everyone's economic plight. A quick and easy primer is by Paul Krugman, about baby-sitting co-ops (it's an extended analogy, but very helpful!):