I like the idea of this book. Haven’t read it.
My thing about the Occupy movement is that I don’t believe in the 99% versus the 1%. There’s a small group of very wealthy people who control an inordinate portion of the world’s resources, but they are a heck of a lot smaller than 1%. They are maybe 1% of 1%.
I don’t believe that 99% of the world (or this country) wants or needs to protest anything. The disadvantaged and disenfranchised people of the US are more like 25 – 30%. Maybe another 30% are underemployed, stuck; but otherwise reasonably well-off and mostly healthy. So a good 40% of the US is happy, healthy, and well-enough to-do.
Americans are still very well-fed, on the whole.
Maybe it’s harder to market terms like The 30% or The .001% as the primary players in your drama.
But that’s the real conflict in my opinion.