Occupy Wall Street: Right Anger, Wrong Direction

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In my latest post for Values & Capitalism, I offer my take on the Occupy [insert location] protests.

There is some legitimacy in the anger of the protestors. Recent years seem to have lacked ethical leadership in both the private and public sector, leading to a wrecked economy and fewer opportunities for the average American. Conservatives would do well to be outspoken against dishonest and unjust business practices, and serious about accountability and social responsibility. The “Occupiers” miss the mark, however, when they their solutions involve greater government oversight and wealth redistribution.

If what OWS wants is more opportunity for the 99%, the savior is the enemy—free markets and smaller government is the only way.

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