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Just because many banks have been around forever doesn't give them the right to exist. Let's ditch them, and get new banks instead
Jonathan Ford  

Crisis watch

What's the difference between an Albanian and a "victim" of Bernie Madoff? Plus, how Britain's politicians are shafting virgins
Jonathan Ford  

Crisis watch

How many other Bernie Madoffs are the dozy regulators yet to uncover? Plus, why the Labour party should bring back clause four—and avoid zombies
Jonathan Ford  

Crisis watch

If we are to educate people in finance to avoid future sub-prime crises, there's no better source text that Beatrix Potter's financial fable, "The Tale of Ginger and Pickles"
Jonathan Ford  

Crisis watch

Warren Buffett attacked derivatives as "financial weapons of mass destruction." So why has he just done one of the biggest derivatives deals ever?
Jonathan Ford  

A greedy giant out of control

We used to think that finance performed a useful role, shunting capital to the most profitable outlets. Its growth was thus a function of success. But after the crunch, a new generation of critics, such as Paul Woolley, are challenging…
Jonathan Ford  

George Osborne

The shadow chancellor's last conference speech set the course for a dramatic Tory revival and turned him into a "big beast." But what will he do with power if and when he gets it?
Jonathan Ford  

George Osborne

The shadow chancellor's last conference speech set the course for a dramatic Tory revival and turned him into a "big beast." But what will he do with power?
Jonathan Ford  

A perfect financial storm

The British government is under attack for being too soft on the "super-rich." A new book by the BBC's Robert Peston describes the excesses of private equity and City bonuses. But can these be reined in without damaging a vital…
Jonathan Ford