Author and Academic Comments on Wall Street Protests
Posted on Sep 19, 2011
Protesters continued to occupy Manhattan’s financial district Monday. “Democracy Now!” has footage of the demonstration and interviews with activists, including a conversation with distinguished anthropologist, author and protest-goer David Graeber.
In addition to commenting on the Wall Street protests, Graeber also weighed in on remarks made by congressional Republicans Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and billionaire investor Warren Buffett on the subject of tax increases.
Graeber is a reader in the anthropology department at the University of London, a rank that denotes distinction for exceptional original research and scholarship. He is the author of the newly published book “Debt: The First 5,000 Years,” an anthropological look at pre-monetary credit societies. —ARK