This is no way to fix a financial system.
ATTACKS on bankers by protesters from Occupy Wall Street, Occupy London and Occupy any city where a financier might have the temerity to turn a quick buck have spiced up the dreary economic news of the past year.
Yet hostility is not confined to the left. Even the bankers’ supposed allies are putting the boot in—and nowhere more so than in Britain. The prime minister, David Cameron, has promised to “end excess” in the City of London.