Unemployment is a human crisis. Yet the Obama administration, Congress and the Fed mostly act like it's not their problem.
A record number of Americans are poor. And by any measure, the poverty rate is rising.
The protesters sleeping in the cold do not claim that 99 percent of Americans agree with them. Their point is that the top 1 percent plays by different rules.
Social ethicist Gary Dorrien talked to Century executive editor David Heim after writing his cover story on "the case against Wall Street."
Whatever its explicit message, Occupy Wall Street has made a powerful statement with its very mode of existence.