What do the demonstrators want? What outcome can be expected? How should business respond?
With the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations spreading from New York to other U.S. cities this week, business leaders beyond the stock exchanges are wondering what exactly is going on: Is this truly the American version of the Arab spring? What do the demonstrators want? What outcome can be expected? Should businesses respond to the Wall Street protests, and if so, how?
While some of the organizers see their movement as being connected to the uprisings in the Middle East, Occupy Wall Street is less an explosion of rage against an authoritarian and oppressive government than an expression of frustration that a democratic economic system isn’t living up to its potential.
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