26 November 2012

Interview ~ Cathy O'Neill on OWS Alternative Banking

Here is a clip of Cathy O'Neill, who is among the principals of the OWS Alternative Banking Group. I have posted about the group and its initiatives here in the past. Here she is being interviewed by Reuters. Unsurprisingly, I find her remarks about the difficulty of finding a useful interface between mathematics and politics especially useful. For a parallel example see this earlier post.

Cathy (like other members of the group) clearly is a smart, articulate woman and an exemplar of how to bring expertise to bear in progressive politics. My worry is that absent politics in the streets initiatives by groups like this and Strike Debt will be too easily absorbed into the lobbying process in DC.

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