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By winning a seat on Seattle's City Council this month, the socialist has given her fellow citizens one of the best opportunities in living memory to determine their individual and collective futures. Will city residents make good on it?By winning a seat on Seattle's City Council, the socialist has given her fellow citizens one of the best opportunities in living memory to determine their individual and collective futures.

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Economics professor and Occupy Wall Street activist Kshama Sawant ousted 16-year incumbent Democrat Richard Conlin in the final days of vote tallying on a platform in favor of a $15 minimum wage, rent control and increased taxes on millionaires.

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