Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc., will soon be further explaining how they share many of the values supported by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. The company has already made a section of their site dedicated to their stand on particular issues, and have generally voiced support for all those who have “initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity.”
Here are some key points Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream finds of importance:
The inequity that exists between classes in our country is simply immoral.
We are in an unemployment crisis. Almost 14 million people are unemployed. Nearly 20% of African American men are unemployed. Over 25% of our nation’s youth are unemployed.
Many workers who have jobs have to work 2 or 3 of them just to scrape by.
Higher education is almost impossible to obtain without going deeply in debt.
Corporations are permitted to spend unlimited resources to influence elections while stockpiling a trillion dollars rather than hiring people.
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