Education means different things to different people. To some it is considered a right. To some it is considered a privilege. To some it is going to a physical campus. To some you engage with instructors and classmates online. To some it involves opening books, reading and studying. To some it is spending time with an apprentice and learning a trade. To some it involves traveling to other places and cultures. To some it is simply the experience of life itself.
As the conversations about all of our global problems escalate .. so does the focus on common ground or as our English friends say... the commons! Occupy Wall Street is hosting an amazing global event this weekend in Brooklyn, New York which is a forum called Making Worlds.
The journalist, editor, author, and host of the highest rated non-prime time show on MSNBC, Dylan Ratigan was in Los Angeles to participate in Occupy the Dream which took place outside the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles on Martin Luther King Day and to promote his book ‘Greedy Bastards’ in a discussion forum at KPCC-FM in Pasadena.
In a week where many are congregating on Washington D.C. as well as parades and protests all around the country, for another historic series of events to occupy the Dream, Congress and the Courts, I thought it would be a good time for a brief recall of economic U.S. history particularly from the 20th Century to the present.