No major banker or anyone responsible for the ongoing global recession has been arrested or brought to justice in any way...
Not a single government policy of any nation around the globe has been implemented to help working people.. or the newly jobless.. or the poor.
Not a single policy has even been publicly debated as to how to make the causers of the financial melee pay the brunt of the globally financial mess they caused.
And with the exception of a few Arab countries and scattered protests here & there in various parts of Europe, there's been no successful or coordinated effort to scare governments into reversing economic and social policies.
Some will tell you it is healthy to release the 'steam', and yes that is true- but if 'A' is causing all your tension, how does screaming and yelling at 'B' prevent those feelings of anger from continuing? The cause of the misery is still doing as it wishes..
And ultimately everything in this contrived charade gets resolved for the best possible result for bankers, corporations and investors. Fear keeps people in line- fear of terror-- fear of losing your job or your unemployment benefits.. fear of losing remaining liberties and freedoms while governments, even elected ones stifle and suffocate your individualism.
Optimally a good 'customer' (as banks call individuals) is one who's wants & needs exceed his/her budget. You have enough $$ to make payments on things you want, just never generate enough money to buy the things you desire outright.
The last thing governments do is they go to war-- war stimulates the economy, especially the US economy. For instance when the government spends $100 billion a month on now 3 wars, that money is circulated domestically- tanks, ships, planes, etc are built at home.. tens of thousands of American jobs created or sustained to build the armaments and weapons and bullets. And don't forget hundreds of thousands of mostly poor Americans getting paid to wear the uniform fight and die with the enticement of free college, who might otherwise be getting welfare payments at home.
If the US had no wars to fight, and no large Defense budget by extension, it is fair to say the US economy would be in a depression. As it is, its just in a deep, lingering recession.