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Bankers good or evil: the full monty

The posts I've made over the last week about whether bankers are good or bad for society are now complete. Having said that, you may want to download the slides or script. Here are the slides: Are Bankers Good or Bad for Society (download) View more documents from Chris Skinner. …

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Can bankers be ‘socially useful’ in the future?

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In the final part of our six part series studying whether bankers are good or bad for society, we look at how banking might change tomorrow and particularly the influence of the Chinese and Islamic Financing principles: Part One: Why Bankers are essential for society Part Two: A Bankers pivotal …

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Can bankers be ‘socially useful’ in the future?

Cisco

In the final part of our six part series studying whether bankers are good or bad for society, we look at how banking might change tomorrow and particularly the influence of the Chinese and Islamic Financing principles: Part One: Why Bankers are essential for society Part Two: A Bankers pivotal …

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Bankers: are they good or bad today?

This is the fifth in a six part series that looks at whether bankers are good or bad for society: Part One: Why Bankers are essential for society Part Two: A Bankers pivotal role between good and bad Part Three: A Bankers' role in religion Part Four: Bankers in historical …

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Bankers in historical booms and busts

This is the fourth part in a six part series that looks at whether bankers are good or bad for society: Part One: Why Bankers are essential for society Part Two: A Bankers pivotal role between good and bad Part Three: A Bankers' role in religion Part Four: Bankers in …

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Bankers and religious divides

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This is the third part in a series that looks at whether bankers are good or bad for society: Part One: Why Bankers are essential for society Part Two: A Bankers pivotal role between good and bad Part Three: A Bankers' role in religion Part Four: Bankers in historical booms …

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Banking and the Seven Deadly Sins

This is the second in a six part series studying whether bankers are good or bad for society: Part One: Why Bankers are essential for society Part Two: A Bankers pivotal role between good and bad Part Three: A Bankers' role in religion Part Four: Bankers in historical booms and …

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Are Bankers Good or Bad for Society, Part One

Cisco

I gave a speech at Gresham College last week that started as a little white paper and ended up being a 30-page monolith.  As it's worth sharing, in fact it may even become a book, the paper will be published here in six parts this week and next, covering: Part …

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Virgin gets easy pickings

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It’s been a bit of a manic day today as we've spent most of the day talking about the news that the European Commission, after an eighteen month investigation, have given the all clear for Northern Rock to be split up into a ‘good bank’ and a ‘not-so-good bank’.  Not …

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Virgin gets easy pickings

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It’s been a bit of a manic day today as we've spent most of the day talking about the news that the European Commission, after an eighteen month investigation, have given the all clear for Northern Rock to be split up into a ‘good bank’ and a ‘not-so-good bank’.  Not …

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Virgin gets easy pickings

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It’s been a bit of a manic day today as we've spent most of the day talking about the news that the European Commission, after an eighteen month investigation, have given the all clear for Northern Rock to be split up into a ‘good bank’ and a ‘not-so-good bank’.  Not …

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Casino Capitalism and the American Culture

Cisco

I'm in the middle of writing a long speech for Gresham College which I shall present on Wednesday evening.  The title of the speech is: "Are Bankers Good or Bad for Society?" which we agreed way back in February. However, in light of Lord Turner's comments last month, this title …

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Casino Capitalism and the American Culture

Cisco

I'm in the middle of writing a long speech for Gresham College which I shall present on Wednesday evening.  The title of the speech is: "Are Bankers Good or Bad for Society?" which we agreed way back in February. However, in light of Lord Turner's comments last month, this title …

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No decision is the worst kind

Cisco

I’ve attended quite a few conferences in the past month and was reflecting on the different themes they explored. The four that stand out most clearly are: risk management, regulatory reform, operational efficiency and innovation. Contemplating what each of these mean in practice makes you realise how difficult a job …

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The schizophrenic bank

There are really conflicting needs in banking today, which are hard to break.  The result is that many banks are suffering from a form of schizophrenia where they want to be two organisations in one. The first organisation is nice and cuddly, customer loving and smiley. The second is a …

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