The following are excerpts from a 12 January, 2012 Francois Hollande campaign speech:
"In this battle that is joined, I will reveal who is my opponent, my true adversary. He has no name, no face; he belongs to no party; he will never declare his candidacy. He will not be elected, yet he governs.
“What was once merely an influence has become an empire. And, far from being diminished, it has been strengthened further by the  crisis. Confronted by the force of finance, the pious promises of regulation, the incantations of ‘never again’ have come to nothing.”
“Banks, rescued by the states, now eat the hand that fed them. Rating agencies, rightly criticized for not spotting the subprime crisis, determine the fate of leading countries’ sovereign debts, creating bogus justification for increasingly painful austerity. And the hedge funds, far from having disappeared, spread the spores of destabilization attacking us all. Thus has finance been unleashed: freed from all rules, from all morality, from all control.”
“Defeating the forces of finance will start with a law that will oblige banks to separate credit activities from speculative investment banking.
“Finally, I propose a tax on all financial transactions, not simply a restoration of stamp duty, which was removed a few months ago…
“I will act to create eurobonds to pool a portion of sovereign debt to finance large projects….I will propose a new trade policy in Europe that will prevent unfair competition, setting strict rules in matters of social affairs, the environment, and reciprocity. This will be complemented by an environmental tax on European imports. I will continue to act for a fair euro-dollar exchange rate.