The financial crisis left a few individuals responsible for it very rich while its consequences made millions not responsible for it much poorer. If this involves no crime, then we have failed to define or prosecute crime appropriately.
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22 May 2013, Financial Times
08 May 2013, Financial Times
The inability of democratic politics to handle the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis has threatened to undermine the apparent consensus on liberal democracy and lightly regulated capitalism that emerged following the fall of the Berlin Wall.
01 May 2013, Financial Times
Ambiguity is often attractive to politicians and costly to taxpayers.
03 April 2013, Financial Times
The belief that the right response to the failures of Basel I and II is a more elaborate version of the same global regime is a triumph of hope over experience.
09 January 2013, Financial Times
There are many similarities between this response to the press crisis of 2011 and the reactions to the financial crisis of 2008. In both cases the demand for better processes and new rules largely missed the point.
09 January 2013
On Friday 4th January John appeared as a guest on Radio 4’s ‘More or Less’. He discussed his recent Financial Times article, The Parable of the Ox, and it’s implications with presenter Tim Harford. Click here to listen again.
19 September 2012, Financial Times
Effective banking reform should aim at structures, not at intensified supervision. Resilient systems are simple ones.
12 September 2012, Financial Times
Goodhart suggested that any measure adopted as a target loses the information content that appeared to make it relevant. People change their behaviour to meet the target.
04 July 2012, Financial Times
Casinos attract greedy people with deficient ethics: the fear this engenders frames regulation, the obligations we impose on executives and the culture we expect from operating companies. Perhaps banks should operate to standards as high as those of casinos.
06 June 2012, Financial Times
No one should starve: that does not mean people should eat as much as possible. A country without a financial system would be – is – an impoverished place. It does not follow that the larger the financial system, the more prosperous the country.
04 August 1999, Financial Times
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