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Can Occupy Supporters Profit From Wall Street?

A sign is posted in a garden where protesters from Occupy Boston have set up camp.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

A sign is posted in a garden where protesters from Occupy Boston have set up camp.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

We’re talking about a provocative new question surfacing around the Occupy Wall Street movement: Can you support the movement while at the same time profit from Wall Street?

It’s an idea people are starting to bat around a bit. Van Jones drove right to the point Thursday at the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square. Jones is a fellow at the Center for American Progress, and a former green jobs advisor to President Barack Obama. This morning, he asked Occupy Boston protestors the question: Is this movement the 99 percent against the 1 percent, or the 99 percent for the 100 percent?

So, we’re going to talk about just that today with two Boston investors who say they support Occupy Wall Street. Do you buy it? Can you support the Occupy Wall Street movement, but at the same time profit from Wall Street? Is there room in the current model of American market capitalism to reduce the record income inequality the nation is experiencing? Or is the system set up as a zero-sum game? What would you change?

Guests:

  • Robert Zevin, chairman, Zevin Asset Management
  • Amy Domini, founder and CEO, Domini Social Investments
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