Protesters have camped out around lower Manhattan for almost two weeks as part of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. They have shut down the Brooklyn Bridge, play loud drums, sport handmade signs as their marches overtake the streets of the Financial District. Yet, no one exactly knows what they are demanding…
The Associated Press writes:
“A few times a day, they march down to Wall Street, yelling, “This is what democracy looks like!” It all has the feel of a classic street protest with one exception: It’s unclear exactly what the demonstrators want…Handmade signs carried by some of the demonstrators — “Less is More” and “Capitalism is evil” – hardly make it clear.”
The guys at Feakonomics have a great piece on this subject titled: “Dear Occupy Wall Street: Are You Sure You’re in the Right Place?”
“I get it – people are angry. Very, very angry. I’m angry too. And Wall Street sure makes a great scapegoat, hence the Occupy Wall Street protest. Wall Street is a symbol of the “greed and corruption” that took over America and caused this whole mess.
But let’s take a minute to examine the facts and see if we can’t find some better scapegoats:…”