It surprised me to learn that the Occupy Wall Street movement started in Canada -- a place where well-regulated banks had no problem at all during the financial meltdown. According to the New York Times, a Canadian organization called Adbusters Media Foundation coined the "Occupy" message last summer and managed to promote the concept in its magazine as well as on the Web. Needless to say, it's a message that has gained a life of its own.
The goals of the originators are pretty clear cut and hard to argue with. They include: