Composition of relic:
Credits, debits, derivatives, computers, buildings, lobbyists.
Factors that led us to abandon this object:
Public outrage after next banker-generated financial crisis compels breakup of big banks.
Obstacles in the way of this relic being abandoned:
Financial lobby and dependence of politicians on finance industry campaign donations; alleged complexity of banking make it difficult to generate public outrage.
Strategies we used to overcome those obstacles:
Channeled popular outrage at yet another bank-generated financial crisis.