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Are bankers good or bad for society?

In October 2009 I presented at Gresham College to the theme of: Are bankers good or bad for society? I think it's one of my better presentations, and just noticed that a video was placed online by the College … Meanwhile, if you want the whole presentation, slides, script etc, then …

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Are bankers good or bad for society?

In October 2009 I presented at Gresham College to the theme of: Are bankers good or bad for society? I think it's one of my better presentations, and just noticed that a video was placed online by the College … Meanwhile, if you want the whole presentation, slides, script etc, then …

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We are Knights of the Bank Table

Knights Templar

Sometimes, especially in the summer, it gives a time for reflection and surprise.   Today's surprise is the story of how the Knights Templar invented modern banking and made the Swiss the best bankers in the world. This is prompted by the Knights Templar being back in the news again, …

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Science proves money and sex do go together

A while ago, I mentioned Jeremy Clarkson's immortal billboard poster line to advertise the Times: Money and rumpy-pumpy are the twin engines powering everything we do For those unsure about this, 'rumpy-pumpy' means sex.  Mind you, money was invented for sex anyway, so that's nothing new. But what Jeremy and …

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Science proves money and sex do go together

A while ago, I mentioned Jeremy Clarkson's immortal billboard poster line to advertise the Times: Money and rumpy-pumpy are the twin engines powering everything we do For those unsure about this, 'rumpy-pumpy' means sex.  Mind you, money was invented for sex anyway, so that's nothing new. But what Jeremy and …

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