I’m not entirely in agreement with you on this, Monty, in the sense that you present the OWS as protesting the cause of the problem. In the protest movements of the tea party and OWS ( and other protests ) I think they protest the symptoms of a problem as the problem. The symptoms make an easily perceived point of focus to rally ‘round and pontificate on. Quite often the problem per se remains unidentified and time, money, personnel, and effort are squandered on symptoms with little to no effect. It’s a typical human reaction to want to do something, anything (even if it’s wrong).¶Of course, finding all of the symptoms is an ignoble process and finding the solution to the problem can be drudgery, but that “eureka” moment can be well worth it. The real bummer is to find out that your solution can’t be realistically implemented.