This global financial fraud and its gatekeepers
|Protesters outside a Bank of America annual shareholders' meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.|
Photograph: Jason Miczek/Reuters
Last fall, I argued that the violent reaction to Occupy and other protests around the world had to do with the 1%ers' fear of the rank and file exposing massive fraud if they ever managed get their hands on the books. At that time, I had no evidence of this motivation beyond the fact that financial system reform and increased transparency were at the top of many protesters' list of demands.