Ten Years On: The Financial Crisis and the State of Modern Capitalism

from  Intelligence Squared

Feb 9, 2018


It’s been ten years since we saw suddenly unemployed Lehman Brothers bankers carrying their possessions out of their offices in boxes; since whole neighbourhoods in suburban America turned into empty ghost towns; since the British and American governments pumped trillions into the banking system, saving some institutions and abandoning others. The crash of 2008 and 2009 shook the very foundations of modern capitalism.So where are we today? Although we may have been spared a second Great Depressi...more

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