As we know by now Brookfield Properties (and for all intents and purposes the City of New York) blinked over the proposed clean up of Zuccotti Park. Yet here is a most curious reaction to it from TheStreet.com:
Following the announcement by Brookfield, there was a sense of elation and euphoria. Many protesters wearing various union T-shirts returned to work while others moved from the park to the nearby Sprint (S) store in order to queue for the new Apple (AAPL) iPhone 4S.
For people bent out of shape over capitalism they sure do love material possessions. Depending on how many gigabytes you want to store, the Apple iPhone 4S retails for between $199 and $399.
I guess this means James Oppenheim’s poem “Bread and Roses” will need a rewrite. The new verse could look something like this:
No more the drudge and idler — ten that toil where one reposes —
But a sharing of life’s glories: Bread, Roses & An Apple iPhone 4S —
How about them apples?