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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

UPDATE: Occupy Wall Street

This week’s Iconowatch, the newsletter from Iconoculture, builds on a topic we mentioned earlier this week about the recent Occupy Wall Street demonstrations [see "Preoccupied with Wall Street"].  This article notes that Millennials make up a large percentage of the Occupy movement.  Click here to see it.

Implications:   Another particularly thought-provoking observation from this article was the idea that many commentators are referring to the Occupy movement as (I paraphrase) “more of a street party than an meaningful demonstration.” 

Didn’t they say something like that about many of the demonstrations that happened in the 60s and 70s?  It will be interesting to see if the movement fades into autumn, or whether it will grow into a voice that influences the outcome of next year’s election.

[Editor's note:  Another worthwhile story about Occupy Wall street was published the following day (10/13/11) in the New York Times, explaining the "share of voice" these protests have begun to receive in various news media, as the movement fans-out across the U.S.  Click here to see that story.]

Mike Anderson, for the Elm Street Economics consumer trends blog. A service of The Center for Sales Strategy, Inc.

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