In case you didn’t watch this already on one of the thousand other blogs where it was posted today, here you go — a postmortem on utopia, which died in infancy but lived long enough to evolve a familiar proto-hierarchy. Congrats to the TDS writing staff for showing restraint and not making an overt “Animal Farm” reference at the sight of the revolutionary vanguard plotting strategy inside the Deutsche Bank lobby. The temptation must have been enormous. My favorite scene: The chat with the guy who draws a sharp distinction between private property and personal property. In that genius insight lies the seed for a new economic order.
Speaking of some occupiers being more equal than others, how come the movement’s patron saint hasn’t signed the “Occupy Harvard” petition yet? Surely some terrible polling isn’t enough to dissuade her from solidarity.