They Know So Much That Isn't So


Back in October of 2011 when the so-called "Occupy Wall Street" 'movement' was just getting into the swing of things in Zuccotti Park in New York City, Reason followed Peter Schiff down into the park to speak with some of the protestors. To call what ensued a "discussion" would be charitable. As it turns out, supporters of what is now dubbed the "Occupy movement" know even less about economics, politics, and reality in general than one would suspect[1]. The edited video, while painful to watch, was mercifully (somewhat) short at eighteen minutes and forty-five seconds.

Today, while taking a break[2], I made what could charitably be described as a questionable decision to watch the full-length, unedited video of Mr. Schiff's time with the protestors. In case you need any more reason to oppose Bernie Sanders, and everyone who thinks like him, the full-length video is a good, if painful, place to start.

  1. Assuming, anyway, that we are assigning negative values to inaccurate 'knowledge' (e.g., that people actually paid a 90% tax rate at some point), as opposed to bounding our assessment at zero (i.e., equating the complete lack of knowledge and the possession of inaccurate knowledge). ↩︎

  2. Appropriately enough, a break from reading economics. ↩︎