Occupy Wall Street Protesters Don't Quit Their Day Jobs

Dan Fastenberg
Occupy Wall Street rally
Occupy Wall Street rally

They have the noble goal of making a better world, and they're still paying the bills in the interim.

When the Canadian anti-consumerist group Adbusters put out a call for the Occupy Wall Street resistance movement to commence in New York on Sept. 17, it seemed to be the launch of yet another anti-establishment movement destined to remain on the fringe. Rallies across the country on May 12 aligned with many of the same causes being voiced at the Occupy Wall Street rallies -- an end to tax loopholes, a boost for the unemployed and relief for toxic mortgages. Thousands showed from New York to Moscow, and nary a dent was made in newspaper front pages and on major television news broadcasts.