A very interesting video on the 99% movement presenting the underlying income inequality statistics can be found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/video/2011/nov/16/99-v-1-occupy-data-animation.
Income inequality is increasing worldwide with more people falling below the poverty line. The statistics may be fixed by lowering the line however in terms of solving real problems patience is running out. Time may actually have already run out for the current global economic system, although it may be proven as just one more periodic crisis of capitalism (it is quite protracted though).
Whatever the case, it is important is that it does not collapse on peoples heads, but they start exiting the crumbling structure now, and joining or forming alternatives - local exchange systems, collectives, urban farms, soup kitchens and so on, millions of tiny holes in the current system, until it peacefully vanishes as no longer relevant.
There is nothing really stopping us but inertia and perhaps fear that cunning people will exploit the situation for their own sake. This is a chance we have to take. In Greece, where we are becoming bankrupt in slow motion, many such radical but peaceful initiatives are springing up
When the system is under pressure, as it was in the 1930s, it either chooses autocracy (fascism in that case) or war, or both, to solve its problems. We must avoid it this time, worryingly in Greece we now got a new government without elections, headed by a banker who is a Member of the Trilateral Commission, and 4 far-right Ministers to accompany him....