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This blog is One and other stuff

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7 July 2008 Dear Reader, This blog is now one year old. It’s been enormous fun writing the 58 entries to date — just over one a week — over the past 12 months and thank you for all the feedback received so far. Since I started this exercise on …

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Sage of Wall Street gets it wrong … again

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18 March 2008 ALAN Greenspan, a man described as a “bigger threat to the US economy than Osama bin Laden” during his Fed years and now increasingly regarded as the architect of the sub-prime crisis that could tip us into global recession, has quite a cheek. In an article published in Monday’s FT (“We will never …

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Whacky backy on Wall Street

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21 November 2007 Fortune magazine’s cover story on the collective insanity that overtook both Wall Steet and the City is well worth a read. The article, bylined Shawn Tully, was given the evocative title What were they smoking? in the magazine but went under a more mundane headline on the website …

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Clearing up this mess is going to need “Voom”

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16 September 2007 The financial crisis that was sparked by reckless lending and corruption in the US housing market and exacerbated by the myopic greed of banks and hedge funds and weak regulation on both sides of the Atlantic has entered an uglier phase. On Friday, September 14th, the crisis …

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Witch-hunt on Wall Street

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By Ian Fraser, Financial Editor Published: Sunday Herald Date: 13 October 2002 Ian Fraser reports on the race in America to find the most draconian measure to tackle financial corruption TWO years after the irrational exuberance of the dotcom era subsided, a new mood prevails on Wall Street. Legislators from both …