One of my old classmates who writes for The Nation forwarded this article from Buisness insider about the 99 protests, and presents some shocking data about whats been going on, where we are now, and where this thing is headed. So...if you have to ask "WHY are these people protesting?" here is a great place to start looking... CHARTS: Here's What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About... great read, lots of facts too. enjoy, and discuss.