Check out Jeff Sachs's visit to Occupy Wall Street: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8svbm4WYmU
The first half is Jeff at his best, or at least channeling Noam.
Political commentators keep trying to make this about the state of the economy, but it really isn't. It's about the structure of the economy-- a system that abuses and expends even in the best of times. I want the OWS protesters to know that they are crying with the same voice of the world poor and ecosystems everywhere-- not because they're poor, but because they're subject to the same powerlessness.
If there's any doubt of the absurdity of it, Flame recently sent me the handy table (from a not so good blog):