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Video: Man Who Inspired ‘The Dude’ From The Big Lebowski Visits Occupy LA

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As Slate’s David Haglund notes, Jeff Dowd, the man who formed the basis for the character in The Big Lebowski known as “The Dude,” visited Occupy Los Angeles last week. Dowd blasted the financialization of the economy and said he wants to see an economic system where “it doesn’t pay to be speculative” but where it “pays to be productive.” Watch “The Dude” sound off: