Financial Crisis

The Governor of the Bank of England ignored the lessons of history and the UK’s reputation for financial competence may never recover

Pope Francis should level his criticism at socialism and corporatism, not the free market, in his attempt to help the poor

The questions posed by the financial crisis remain unanswered

Iain Martin’s message in his excellent Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy is that a proper sense of fear is good for bankers.

‘The ten years to 2017 could be the first peacetime decade since the 17th century to see no economic growth in Europe’

‘Germany’s reaction to America’s credit-rating downgrade was predictable: a pre-emptive schadenfreude that has become the gold standard when reacting to US affairs’

Two new documentaries offer predictable views of nuclear weapons and financial meltdown