The reasons for how all these record profits were made is why people are protesting.
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Yes, but who is going to teach the banks?Heck...he probably earns enough to provide for a family. He grows out of the 'evil corproate' mantra and recognizes who provides opportunites for growth and success...heck...he probably BECOMES part of those corporations in some capacity.
But these big banks are expected to bring in more and more every year. There comes a point where you've sucked everything dry and as we saw, they create all of these artifical ways to create income and those types of things always causes problems.
There is risk involved in being traded on Wall Street. We back the money in these banks through FDIC. Because of that, all risk that can be removed should be removed from any bank that wishes FDIC backing. If your desire is riskier investments, great. Just stay the &*$% away from the money of those who don't.