I came upon the Occupiers in Amsterdam yesterday. And they're in Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels, they're everywhere. It's an infestation! I guess this thing is now officially global. So I'd like to bless it with its own Senate thread, even at the risk of once again coming across as anti-Americanocentric. Because there's some things we need to discuss besides income inequality in the US. Greek Default and a World Without Big Banks. The clamor is getting louder. More and more, you hear people declaring that the demise of big banks should be looming. But does anybody think that's remotely feasible, or a good thing to strive for at all? Isn't the trust in software doing a better job than people what got us into this mess in the first place? And are the banks really the problem, or is it their products?