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Peter Schiff Meets Occupy Wall Street


Peter Schiff, the CEO who got fined for hiring too many people, sallied forth into the Occupy Wall Street mob with a microphone, beneath a banner reading “I Am The 1%… Let’s Chat.”

Schiff had plenty of takers.  The ensuing encounter is a master class on what happens when a serenely confident man, with full command of the facts, talks to a passionate mob of clueless wonders who don’t know a thing about their supposed cause, and don’t think they should have to.  Some of these folks are students, but they sure didn’t think there would be a test.

Schiff doesn’t just engage and defeat these people… he short-circuits them.  You can see one or two of them making a visible effort to think, which they abandon after realizing it’s much easier to chant slogans.


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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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