Economic Inequality

I was shocked to see and hear about the incredibly bleak picture of our economy and its future: the devaluation of middle class jobs, the growing income gap, etc. However, I was also happy to see that some people, a few individuals, have been able to make some real change, and frankly that was most shocking. I — like so many others I am sure– have always thought that it was government, big corporations, who had the power to initiate change. It gives me hope to think that change can actually begin with the individual. My question is, how do we as individuals, in each of our own pursuits, begin to facilitate this change?