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What the Market will Bear

In all of the imagery I’ve seen used to promote the Occupy movement, I haven’t seen any bears. I think that is a glaring omission! The Bear is the symbol of the market in recession, of investor timidity, fear, and the collapse of profit. The Bull, garishly betesticled symbol of Wall Street, is its counterpart. I made this graphic to celebrate the bears, metaphorical, and literal: the triumph of wild nature over domestication.
Download a high-resolution PDF of this image to print out for yourself by clicking HERE. Josh points out that the bear is often seen as a necessary part of capitalism, correcting the excesses. Not if it kills and eats the bull, I say!



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