Occupy's impact on a business leader and a protester
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 12:50 Mario Tama/Getty Images A protester affiliated with Occupy Wall Street stands outside U.S. Bankruptcy Court on September 17, 2012 in New York City. The Occupy movement celebrated its anniversary today with protests in the financial district of Lower Manhattan, echoing their constant presence in New York's Zuccotti Park and elsewhere last fall. Activists and middle class "99 percenters" who were frustrated with bank bailouts weren't the only people in the mix. Wall Street's other denizens -- bankers, traders and business leaders -- couldn't miss the crowds. "I think the Occupy movement forced the conversation on all of us about what has happened in the country in terms of average incomes not going up," said Kathy Wylde, president and CEO of business leadership group Partnership for NYC . Yet for Occupiers, the message is about more than income inequality. Starting a conversation about the income gap wasn't Occupy's intention, according to activist J.A. Myerson ...
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