Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’

How to Occupy Wall Street from Your Couch

October 15, 2011

My friend Jess likes to recite an African saying, “When you pray, move your feet.”

“Wall Street”, or more accurately the big corporate world, worships money, so the best way to get at them is to start a better distribution of our money instead of giving it all to big corporations.

1. Move your money from a big bank to a local bank or credit union. This will spur on loans to local businesses and create a more equal distribution of money.

2. Eat! (Locally) Buy from local farms. Microbrew instead of a Bud. Cook instead of going out and eating. Go to a locally owned restaurant instead of a chain. You get the picture.

3. Hippie/hipster chic a.k.a. buy used stuff. Clothes from thrift stores, books from and other used book purveyors, household items from Craigslist, curbs, friends, garage sales.

4. Hang out in immigrant neighborhoods and stores. Go have dinner in your local Korea-town or Latino neighborhood. This serves more for inspiration than anything. You’ll see how there are other brands, other ways of living, people who still  cook from scratch and can re-use stuff.