Monthly Archives: August 2014

Lords of Finance and the risk to peace

Anyone still pondering the 2008 financial crisis must read Pulitzer prize-winner Liaquat Ahamed’s ‘Lords of Finance’. Not for a view of the Great Recession, but of the Great Depression, which was far harsher than the most recent crash.  Ahamed walks … Continue reading

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Language: A Polish lesson for Ireland

Travelling outside the English-speaking world is a stark reminder that most of the planet is neither Anglicised nor Americanised. Hysteria over globalisation has prompted many to fear the prevalence of chain stores as a sign that a country is losing … Continue reading

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