"But the modern Irish, contrary to popular impression, have little sense of history. What they have is a sense of grievance, which they choose to dignify by christening it history. History therefore is 'not so much a matter of learning from the past as of stirring old grievances to keep them on the boil'."
A show of force would probably be sufficient. There wasn't all that much violence when Teddy Roosevelt busted up the trusts.In other words, violent revolt becomes the most practical option.
Of course, the claim of "more job losses" is being made by the same people who created the job losses in the first place. Bad investment decisions have to have consequences for bankers and brokers just like they have for you or me. Right now, they have no skin in the game and can walk away with pay raises and bonuses just as long as they get the money out.