Monthly Archives: September 2011

everybody wants to rule the world

Possibly my two favorite things are 80s music and Goldman Sachs-related grandiosity. So, a combo is a special treat. We have them together with the BBC-broadcasted-boastings of independent trader Alessio Rastani.  Rastani proudly proclaimed today, “This is not a time…

the widening financial gyre

TURNING and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, (from William Butler Yeats’ The Second Coming (1919))…

real reform in britain?

This morning the British Independent Banking Commission (ICB) released its long-awaited Final Report. Given the clear direction signalled by the ICB in its Issues Paper: Call for Evidence released a year ago, the recommendations in the report had already been…