From the time I was seven I knew I wanted to be a writer, but during high school I anticipated that it would probably be in one of the family’s businesses – advertising. Instead, college journalism led me into many subjects, ranging from economics, political science, history, religion, ethics and sociology.

Had I gone into advertising, one of the ads I would have created for this November’s election (it could probably fit either party) would be a television commercial showing the Occupy Wall Street scene of young people protesting Wall Street bankers greed, with the sound track of the hit song from Les Misérables, the lyrics of Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schönberg:

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