Leave it to Scientific American to come up with the reason the #OccupyWallStreet effort--and Obama-nomics as an entity are both doomed to fail............
Researchers have found that while some may believe that everyone should be equal in terms of their economic situation--the human brain is, in fact, wired to oppose having those considered "behind" us allowed to catch up.
It's called the "Last Place Aversion"--and it explains why during a period of deep recession, opposition to "redistribution of wealth" supported by the President and the #Occupy hippies is growing. As Americans deal with having less--the idea of someone who currently has even less catching up to--or passing us by--becomes less appealing. In simple terms, nobody wants to be in--or closer to--last place.
When you think about it, it's basic Darwinism--the inner drive of the species to be better than every other member--and it's why all attempt at Socialism has failed. Perhaps the #Occupy folks should leave Wall Street and get into the biology lab--where they can work on removing the "Last Place Aversion" gene from our DNA.