There's a recent Pew Research poll on US opinions of socialism versus capitalism that might be troubling to some bankers and others.
"Yes, 'capitalism' is still viewed positively by a majority of Americans. But it is just by a bare majority. Only 52% of all Americans react positively. Thirty-seven percent have a negative reaction and the rest aren't sure."
Similar results have shown up in a Rasmussen sampling from one year ago which showed only 53% of Americans described capitalism as "superior" to socialism.
A 2010 Gallup poll found 37% of all Americans preferring socialism to capitalism.
The Bad News for the Bankers comes when you examine a key sub-group:
The Millennial Generation, those between 18-30, in the Pew poll 43% prefer capitalism compared to an identical 43% who favor socialism.
Have rich Wall Street bankers just launched what Marx, Lenin, and Engles never could?