How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests | Politics News | Rolling Stone

13 Nov

We’re a nation that was built on a thousand different utopian ideas, from the Shakers to the Mormons to New Harmony, Indiana. It was possible, once, for communities to experiment with everything from free love to an end to private property. But nowadays even the palest federalism is swiftly crushed. If your state tries to place tariffs on companies doing business with some notorious human-rights-violator state – like Massachusetts did, when it sought to bar state contracts to firms doing business with Myanmar – the decision will be overturned by some distant global bureaucracy like the WTO.

via How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests | Politics News | Rolling Stone.

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