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Weekend link fest

A curated selection of links we hope can enlighten us all; some come from our corner, some do from other corners of the net. And as always, our comment widgets are anxious to get your suggestions: Humor: The Daily Telegraph on James Murdoch The Inequality Map Occupy Wall Street according to The Economist What if cancelling all university fees only favoured the privileged? Seven books for financial advisers and their clients The…

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OWS quotes from NYC

We've selected some comments from Saturday's demonstration in Times Square. Achei (African American, employed, in her 50's): “This young people who have gone to school and took a loan they can't pay back because they don't have any jobs to pay back. People who bought their homes are getting foreclosed, they're getting thrown out of their houses.” Gerry Crane (American, employed, in his 60's, has helped the Green Party): “A famour author,…

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From blackout to circus: OWS so far

NEW YORK | In four weeks, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has placed itself at the center of the American politics debate. As satirist and TV host Jon Stewart said in his Daily Show, it has caused the media to move its coverage dial from “blackout” to “circus”. Reporters from all the major networks have gone to Zucotti park to talk to the protesters. The president Barack Obama and…