Occupy Wall Street Movement has Created Jobs
Especially in the private security industry. Along with the unimaginable wealth and splendor comes the paranoia. Protect me from the riffraff! And as the linked article says, “as the mood on Main Street turns increasingly hostile, New York's financial titans are cranking their security measures up to 11.”
A cofounder of Risk Control Strategies said “We expect to more than double our revenue in New York this year.” Another firm, Insite Security, has received dozens of calls since the Occupy Wall Street protests began.
That’s more new jobs than the GOP — the “Party of Jobs” — has created.
The executive protection industry, as it’s called now, has already been extremely lucrative ever since the 2008 Wall Street meltdown. Gee, I wonder why.
One of Risk Control Strategies’ newest clients is a bank chief financial officer who received an anonymous e-mail message saying: “You filled your pockets, and now I'm going to fill mine, starting with your family.”
A security firm CEO — and former Secret Service agent — said:
“If Zuccotti Park is tapping into resentment against wealthy people, that really changes the calculus. It's not that far of a connection between what's happening now in that park and a more focused, research-based kind of attack.”