Are you smarter than a Wall Street Protestor?

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That is a rhetorical question, of course. asked 50 occupiers a series of questions about Wall Street, taxes, and government. The results were mixed.
Questions included:

  • What is the Dodd-Frank Act? 84 % – don’t know.
  • Who is Elizabeth Warren? 65% – don’t know. (some actually answered Warren Buffet’s wife!)
  • What is the SEC? 68% – don’t know.
  • What is the top marginal income tax rate for the richest 1 percent? 64% answered between 0 to 25%.

And why am I not surprised by these answers?
Take the quiz here.

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0 responses to “Are you smarter than a Wall Street Protestor?

  1. Got 8 of 9. The only one that I didn’t answer “correctly” is Q.#7 about what the capital gains tax rate on “the rich” should be. (The “correct” answer is “it’s up for debate.”) The NY Times didn’t actually provide us with a multiple-choice quiz, but only the results of how OWS protesters answered the questions.

  2. Interview at Occupy Wall Street- Los Angeles… blames “the Zionist Jews,” of course.


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