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Andy Dufresne: You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific?

Red: No.

Andy Dufresne: They say it has no memory. That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. 2,232 more words

0367 | The Emperor's New Clothes

Your enjoyment of this documentary about the accountability of bankers pre- and post-credit crunch and the financial imbalance that currently exists across UK society will largely depend on a couple of obvious factors: first of all whether you are interested in the subject matter (which, really, you ought to be) and secondly whether or not you like Russell Brand, who simplifies the financial jargon for the audience here while honestly admitting that he doesn’t quite understand some of it himself (although his mispronunciation of ‘quantitatitive easing’ (sic) is completely artificial). 670 more words


The Fed did what the Fed does and it's all good

Hey Insiders,

You probably saw all the doom and gloom headlines this morning, and if you’re like us, you’re wondering WTH. A little birdie has told us that the U.S. 109 more words

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The revolution that never was

What Corbyn is trying to do in the Labour party seems like a revolution 7 years out of date.

Let me explain what I mean by this. 542 more words


Watch this space

With UK commercial property transactions reaching their highest level since the credit crunch, this raises the question as to how the UK, and more specifically, Manchester are going to deal with the increase in demand. 283 more words


40 by 40: The rise and fall of an Empire (of sorts...)

“Who could believe this? How could the whole tale be worthily told? How Rome has fought within her own bosom not for glory, but for preservation – nay, how she has not even fought, but with gold and all her precious things has ransomed her life…”

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