By contrast, at Occupy there are countless placards about countless issues. The movement needs to pick a battle and start fighting for all it's worth. Maybe it can challenge the idea of corporate personhood, maybe the war will focus on the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision—whatever it is, it needs to offer a glimpse of what the world will be like if and when the demonstrators get what they want.
Congress is in a rut, and right now it seems as if Occupy is spinning its wheels, digging into some very slippery sand, bringing to mind some wise words from Bishop Gerald Burrill—"the only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth."
Adam Levin is Chairman and cofounder of Credit.com and Identity Theft 911. His experience as former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs gives him unique insight into consumer privacy, legislation and financial advocacy. He is a nationally recognized expert on identity theft and credit.