Julie visited Occupy Wall Street when she was in New York last week. Anyone can walk in and tour the site. It was like an open air market — not exactly neat, but definitely organized — where one can mingle with the protesters, journalists, tourists, police officers and various volunteers. She passed by the food tent, the first-aid tent and then she found herself in front of the blue “France” tent. It was one of the largest tents on the site. Truth be told, she was a bit confused (perhaps the smell of the incense had gotten to her head), so she asked the “France” spokesman sitting outside the tent exactly why he had decided to set-up “France” in Occupy Wall Street.

He replied, “Free medical insurance, free university tuition, a social safety net…” and on he went.