Rather, I'm simply pointing out that given our country's recent economic history, movements like Occupy Wall Street — and the Tea Party for that matter — are inevitable. These collectives are hard to pin down on the issues because they are more a reflection of popular discontent with an overall system, rather than a focused campaign in favor or against a particular policy.
Stephen Stills was right: There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear. And if banks and the government don't wake up to that fact, and truly acknowledge and respond to the real anger that has been created among the general populace of this country, we are only seeing the dust cloud that precedes the oncoming storm.
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.