NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Holding the "1%" accountable is all the rage these days, as evidenced by the Occupy Wall Street protest movement and its global offshoots.
The lack of any single demand or goal for the Occupy movement, though, speaks to an existential crisis even as the movement grows. Occupy backers say there is no such thing as fine-tuning its meaning -- that would go against its all-inclusive spirit.
It's not just the big banks or Wall Street or the connection between Wall Street and the government, and it's not a call for mere anarchy being loosed upon the world over reform of existing democratic institutions.
It's all of that, or one item from the list, or none of it -- you choose -- and so what if Occupy needs backing from labor unions, and the labor unions aren't out to change the world but merely influence the world of Washington, D.C., where they already have a firm place in the status quo?
|Contradiction is inherent in the corruption and tax evasion charges that landed, and have kept, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former head of Yukos, behind bars in Siberia.|
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