I watched the documentary Inside Job tonight. It is an excellent review of the fraud and corruption behind the 2008 financial crisis. The film makes it very clear that the entire industry is corrupt and it has completely corrupted the government including both major parties in the US.
If you want to understand the Occupy Wall Street protests, watch this film!
If you want to understand the true scope of the crime of the Wall Street bankers, go look at these pictures and read the stories of these people.
And here is MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan praises the movie Inside Job and briefly talks to the director Charles Ferguson and to Bill Black, the 1990s savings & loan regulator who cleaned up that mess and has been publishing lots and lots on the 2008 fraud and corruption:
Go watch this movie. I borrowed my copy from the library. Go get your hands on it and watch it!