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Top Bank of England director admits Occupy movement had a point

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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 11:41 AM
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According to independent.co.uk , The Occupy movement received vindication from unlikely source tonight, as a senior executive at the Bank of England credited it with stirring a “reformation of finance”.In a glowing appraisal of the movement’s achievements, Andrew Haldane, executive director of financial stability, said Occupy protesters had been “both loud and persuasive”, and had attracted public support because “they are right”.


“Some have suggested … that Occupy’s voice has been loud but vague, long on problems, short on solutions. Others have argued that the fault-lines in the global financial system, which chasmed during the crisis, are essentially unaltered, that reform has failed,” Mr Haldane said in a speech tonight.

“I wish to argue that both are wrong – that Occupy’s voice has been both loud and persuasive and that policymakers have listened and are acting in ways which will close those fault-lines. In fact, I want to argue that we are in the early stages of a reformation of finance, a reformation which Occupy has helped stir.”

Speaking at an Occupy Economics event in central London, Mr Haldane said that Occupy had been “successful in its efforts to popularise the problems of the global financial system for one very simple reason: they are right.” He added that protesters who camped out near St Paul’s Catherdal in London and dozens of other cities including New York,“touched a moral nerve in pointing to growing inequities in the allocation of wealth”.


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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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Occupy protesters are right ?
Nice to hear that from him
This is victory of Occupy Movement


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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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That is hilarious, I JUST read this article on facebook not but minutes ago and came here to search if there was a thread about it. Excellent.


“I wish to argue that both are wrong – that Occupy’s voice has been both loud and persuasive and that policymakers have listened and are acting in ways which will close those fault-lines. In fact, I want to argue that we are in the early stages of a reformation of finance, a reformation which Occupy has helped stir.”


I particularly enjoyed this part of the article. Have the policymakers really listened and want to implement radical change? And this "reformation of finance" is something that is beneficial to help decrease inequality in wealth? Anyone from the UK know anything about Mr.Haldane, as a person, is he someone who regularly speaks out like this?
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