May 18th, 2004

June 6th walk for Capitalism

June 6th, I am informed, is International Capitalism Day.

You can read about it here:

My daughter is organizing a Chicago "walk for Capitalism." I gather it's a friendly walk, rather than a protest march, but there will be leaflets or fliers to pass out to interested passers-by.

On that Saturday, around 11 am, we will walk a mile or two in downtown Chicago. It sounds like we will walk from near the Art Institute, up the the river, and back south down State Street (that great street).

I've never been in a message walk. It should be interesting.

I did participate in a "sleep-in" protest when I was 16. It was just for one night. We were protesting something about the sleeping arrangements at the Telluride Association Summer Program at Cornell in 1969.

You can read about Telluride at:

I also was present, although not participating, when Leftist students took over buildings at Columbia in 1972.

But a walk to celebrate capitalism is a cheerier event.

Rhyme of the day:

An economy
That's free
Is good for you
And me.