What Does Occupy Wall Street Want?

Andrew Sullivan —  Oct 13 2011 @ 5:33pm

Their requests are not always coherent, as this cringe-inducing interview proves:

Matt Taibbi's list of demands is more considered. Number one:

The so-called “Too Big to Fail” financial companies – now sometimes called by the more accurate term “Systemically Dangerous Institutions” – are a direct threat to national security. They are above the law and above market consequence, making them more dangerous and unaccountable than a thousand mafias combined. There are about 20 such firms in America, and they need to be dismantled; a good start would be to repeal the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and mandate the separation of insurance companies, investment banks and commercial banks.

Reihan calls Taibbi's list "surprisingly measured" and goes through his demands point by point.