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Masters of the Universe?

To understand the current economic crisis (pundits in the British media call it a developing catastrophe) I’m reading a book about the previous one: William D Cohan’s House of cards: how Wall Street’s gamblers broke capitalism (Allen Lane, 2009; UK … Continue reading

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Republicans on Wall Street

American politics are fascinating partly because sooner or later they cross the pond and replicate themselves here.  Triangulation, for instance.  Now we learn that the Republicans in Congress are adamant that the President’s debt limit bill must not go through … Continue reading

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