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Shredded Tweets

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July 7th, 2014 Here is a selection of tweets about Shredded: Inside RBS The Bank That Broke Britain which was published by Birlinn Books on 6 June (a few other Shredded Tweets are posted here). I’d like to thank all the senders of these messages for buying the book, reading it, and …

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Let’s emancipate ourselves from financial slavery

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August 7th, 2012 By Paul Moore Ian Fraser’s introduction: Paul Moore, the ‘HBOS whistleblower’, has launched a new organisation, the New Wilberforce Alliance, which aims to free the world from the modern-day slavery caused by the financialisation of our culture that took root in the 1980s. Here, Moore explains how …

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Are hedge funds and private equity funds fleecing their investors?

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By Ian Fraser Published: QFINANCE Date: 1 February 2012 The Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett once famously quipped that a hedge fund is a “compensation scheme masquerading as an asset class”. The remark, a reference to the fact that many hedge funds provide investors with feeble returns whilst massively enriching intermediaries (the hedge …

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Massed burial of heads in Davos’s snow

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26 January 2012 Apparently the topic on everyone’s lips at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss alpine resort of Davos this year is income inequality and how to reduce it. Does the global corporate elite not realise there is a fairly obvious solution, and it’s staring them in the …

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Lloyds chairman Win Bischoff’s string of catastrophic blunders

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1 December 2011 The boardroom blunders, and particularly the failure of the non-executive directors, at Lloyds Banking Group have been brilliantly highlighted in a leader article headlined Black Horse Blues in today’s Financial Times, . The article highlights a string of corporate governance errors made by the Lloyds’s board, which since September 2009 …