10 Oct '11, 10pm

Speeches from Speaker's Corner

These are ordinary Americans speaking up against inequality amd the financial system in America at a speakers' corner set up by CNBC at the Occupy Wall Street protest. A few weeks ago I went to the Borders closing down sale. I walked around for an hour but was unable to find anything to buy - my fellow 'kiasu' Singaporeans had bought trollies full of interesting books leaving behind stuff that few people would buy. Just when I thought I wasted my time going to the sale I found a book that only people like me would be interested in reading. The book is "Going to Extremes" by Barbara Ehrenreich: "Over the past decade America has become increasingly divided between gated communities on the one hand and trailer parks and tenements on the other between the super-rich travelling by private jet and low-paid workers making multiple bus trips to get to their jobs, between a wealthy...

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