myself, having delightedly seen these topics more and more discussed over the past two and a half years, i'd like some credit given to occupy wall street. remember, before occupy, this country had come to a point where reversing the sad stagnation of american upward mobility was considered an anachronistic, quixotic cause. relative to today, the phrase income inequality was almost never uttered by a strategizing politician or in the conventional media. it was considered a concern of fringe lefties, cambridge massachusetts types, and michael moore. at least at first, it was largely thanks to the crazy unpredicted spectacle of occupy, that suddenly journalists and political figures started talking about this stuff- props!