'It's Politics, Stupid!' Don't Just Bash the Bankers

Enraged crowds have been gathering in New York and other cities around the world to protest against presumed bank misconduct. Many in politics have sought to profit from their anger. But blaming the financial industry misses the point. It is the politicians themselves who are to blame.
Demonstrators protest against banks in October in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

Demonstrators protest against banks in October in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan