Culture Project & JANERA.com present: Blueprint for Accountability: Truth and Consequences.
Jesse LaGreca is a blogger and writer for Daily Kos and a prominent Occupy Wall Street activist.
Paul Henry O'Neill served as the 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury for part of President George W. Bush's first term. He was fired in December 2002 for his public disagreement with the administration and became a harsh critic. Prior to his term as Secretary of the Treasury, O'Neill was chairman and CEO of Pittsburgh-based industrial giant Alcoa and chairman of the RAND Corporation.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind has written some of America's most important works of nonfiction, framing national debates while exploring the complexities of human experience.
Mr. Suskind's latest book, "Confidence Men" (September, 2011), is a multi-layered narrative about the fall of the U.S. economy, the rise of Barack Obama, and the President's harrowing battle to take control of his White House and earn the confidence of the American people.
His previous works include the New York Times bestseller, "The Way of the World"(August, 2008), about the forces fighting the global "hearts and minds" struggle at a time when awesomely destructive weapons are available to the common man; "The One Percent Doctrine" (June, 2006), a signature work on how the U.S. government frantically improvised to fight a new kind of war after 9/11; "The Price of Loyalty, George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O'Neill"(Jan 2004), a sweeping tour of the inner workings of the American government in the modern era; and "A Hope in the Unseen, An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League" (Doubleday/Broadway, 1998) a critically-acclaimed bestseller that has redefined national debates on race, class and achievement.
In addition to his books, he often appears on network television and has been a contributor for The New York Times Magazine and Esquire. Mr. Suskind was the Wall Street Journal's senior national affairs reporter from 1993 until his departure in 2000, and won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. He currently lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Cornelia Kennedy Suskind, and is a distinguished visiting scholar at Dartmouth College.
Prominent Occupy Wall Street activist Jesse LaGreca explains that in a stale economy, working-class Americans are being forced to make big sacrifices while major Wall Street players have still not been held accountable for the economic downturn they helped trigger. This injustice, says LaGreca, is the driving force behind the OWS movement.