Interesting post over on the Libertarian site mises.org on Occupy Wall Street. The author asked OWS what their main goals are. The three main points were:
1. Get money out of politics
2. Reform the banking system by restoring the Depression era Glass-Steagall Act (ended by Pres Clinton), which separated investment banking from commercial banking (one of the key reasons for the housing and money crashes).
3. Draft laws preventing Congress from investing in companies via insider trading.
Instead of listening to them, we have the Dept of Homeland Security teaching mayors how to disperse the crowds, cops pepper spraying peaceful demonstrators, etc. As with the Tea Party, perhaps it is time for government to listen more to the people, rather than look upon them with disdain?