I don't blog about politics and I'm not commenting on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Except for one thing: what the protesters call "The People's Library," described here and here.
We already have a People's Library! It's the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Library and the Boston Public Library and the public library in every city the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to. It's free. It's open to the public. It doesn't get more populist than that.
The NYPL branches closest to Zuccotti Park are probably the Battery Park City branch and the New Amsterdam branch. I strongly urge protesters - and the passers-by checking them out - to go have a look.