1. Rules for Radicals

    Taibbi: Hit the Bankers Where it Hurts

    A protestor holds a sign against the Wall Street bankers at Wall Street near Zuccotti Park where hundreds of demonstrators have camped out in Lower Manhattan for 14 days on Friday, September 30, 2011. Organizers plan to continue with their protest for weeks and have spread their activities to other major cities in the U.S. Ramin Talaie / Corbis

CHICAGO - APRIL 15: Robert Goerlich participates in a Tea Party protest at the Federal Building Plaza April 15, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Tea Party protests calling for an end to corporate bailouts and excess government spending were held in cities nationwide today, the day American citizens must file their annual income taxes with the federal government  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi supports Occupy Wall Street no matter what. But “because this issue of how to combat Wall Street corruption has consumed my life for years now,” he writes, “it's hard for me not to see where Occupy Wall Street could be better and more dangerous.” The time is approaching where the movement will have to deliver some concrete demands, so Taibbi gets to work suggesting some: end the monopolies of “too big to fail banks,” tax financial transactions to pay for bailouts, and strip firms that take bailout money of their right to lobby against taxpayers. Nicole Gelinas of the conservative City Journal seconds Taibbi’s conviction that banks are flouting the rules, succeeding “not by giving people needed or wanted products, as Apple did, but through their ability to hold the entire global economy hostage.”

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