Who Are The 'One Percent' Protesters So Despise?

Occupy Wall Street one percent
Occupy Wall Street one percent

The One Percent is the villain of the moment, but it's a mostly faceless one. We can imagine Bernie Madoff, Rupert Murdoch, those guys from Enron, and a smattering of Goldman Sachs execs sitting around a mahogany table smoking cigars and ashing on your mortgage papers. But really, it's hard to know who the protesters are talking about, and it's hard to understand their crimes. As Matt Taibbi writes in Rolling Stone magazine, manipulating the markets, the government, and the regulatory structure "simply can't be seen by the public or put on TV."