The Occupy Wall Street protesters are camped out a few blocks away from our offices. At first, I thought it was ironic that they were rallying against "the man" so close to where all of our magazines and newspapers drone on about finance and best practices. So close yet so far.

But they lingered. Week after week they stayed, securing their place on the national stage. I walked through it and saw it myself a few days ago. The area I saw was much cleaner and a tad more organized than I expected, although the messages were mixed. General outrage aimed at no one in particular. Whatever you were mad at, you could find solidarity. Some of the signs had several paragraphs of text, so it was hard to tell what they were mad at. But they were mad.

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