The counter-culture revolutionaries of the 1960s advised their young followers to never trust anyone over the age of 30. That actually is pretty good advice for the would-be revolutionary. By the time people turn 30, they generally have too much to lose — chances are good they have a spouse and a child, and perhaps a 401(k) and a mortgage payment to boot. Alas, by the age of 30, “the Man” has gotten to them.
It appears that the Man also has corrupted Occupy Wall Street. The movement — a motley collection of anti-capitalist protesters, angry youth and disgruntled labor — now has filed for trademark protection of the name.
The movement — which is unincorporated and whose leadership is something of a work in process — intends to use the trademarked name to sell T-shirts and other merchandise. Read