We at MRCTV were in New York City's Zuccotti Park in late October, and one of the things I wanted to do was see how much the people protesting actually knew about...what they were protesting.
Shortly before we left, New York Magazine conducted an experiment called, "Are You Smarter than a Wall Street Protester?" in which they asked a series of questions to the brave soldiers in attendance.
Given the study was done with a pen and paper, I figured I'd ask questions and record it on video. In fact, the questions are almost exactly the same- so most of these people could have been polled by the magazine, having an advantage to this basic knowledge quiz.
I asked 6 questions to the protesters, in which we're breaking this down into 2 videos of 3 questions each for length reasons. The following questions are in this video (Part I):
1. What is the Dodd-Frank Act?
2. Who is the Chairman of the Federal Reserve?
3. Who is Elizabeth Warren?
1."Sweeping overhaul of the United States financial regulatory system"- Obama. For bill link, click here.
2. Ben Bernanke
3. Occupy Wall Street supporter, bankruptcy expert, policy advocate, law professor, and United States Senate candidate. She chaired the oversight of the 2008 U.S. banking bailout, and led the conception and establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Here are their answers: