Im guessing you dont know any brokers. If you dont think the great majority of them bust their ass in an incredibly high pressure field, Im guessing you have never earned enough to invest. Sure...there is corruption. Corrupt INDIVIDUALS should be identified. This mandless "oh the evil banks" "oh waaah, Wall Street is bad" crap is laughable. You realize how many people work there? You realize what would happen to the middle income folks if the banks were to collapse?