Former U.S. labor secretary and University of California professor Robert Reich on Wednesday night said the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration had already succeeded in changing the political discourse of the United States.
“I actually had, for the first time in years, conversations with people who spontaneously began to talk about income inequality, the concentration of power in this country, the need to do something big,” he said during an appearance on MSNBC.
“I mean the mere fact that we have this occupation of Wall Street movement that is extending around this country is changing the tenor of the conversation in Washington.”
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