JOHN LANCHESTER ~ HOW TO SPEAK MONEY

~ TWIFOP ~ The World Is Full Of Priesthoods

~ SHNTDWMTMS ~ Securitization Has Nothing To Do With Making Things More Secure

~ TWJWFYTSTSTCTYWTD ~ They Were Just Waiting For You To Stop Talking So They Could Tell You What To Do

~ IN-IIMARPC-CTPTEWO ~ In Practice – It Is Mainly A Rich People’s Club – Committed To Preserving The Existing World Order

~ MJAWAMCCITCMOEC ~ Musicians, Journalists, And Writers Are Middle-Class Canaries In The Coal Mine Of Economic Change

~ IATIS ~ It’s About The Inequality, Stupid

~ TMIQI-WASSAIPFTCOIRCAIRMPES-IOTCOTFEE ~ The More Important Question Is – Whether A Society Should Arrange Itself Primarily For The Convenience Of Its Richest Citizens And Its Richest, Most Powerful Economic Sector – Irrespective Of The Consequences Of That For Everyone Else

~ ATTSAAC ~ And Then Things Suddenly And Abruptly Change

~ BI ~ Bail-In

~ BTN ~ Beggar Thy Neighbor

~ BVN ~ Bullshit Versus Nonsense

~ CREAM ~ Cash Rules Everything Around Me

~ CW ~ Currency Wars

~ ETL ~ Eating Their Lunch

~ E&P ~ Extend And Pretend

~ FU ~ Falling Upwards

~ FFM ~ Fat-Finger Mistakes

~ COLEWI ~ Cost Of Living Extremely Well Index

~ GFC ~ Global Financial Crisis

~ GFT ~ Greater Fool Theory

~ HFT ~ High-Frequency Trading

~ HNWI ~ High Net Worth Individual

~ HO ~ Hollowing Out

~ HM ~ Hot Money

~ IMF ~ International Monetary Fund

~ LC ~ Laffer Curve

~ LI ~ Leading Indicators

~ LOLR ~ Lender Of Last Resort

~ MI ~ Misery Index

~ M&M ~ Monopoly And Monopsony

~ MH ~ Moral Hazard

~ OECD ~ Organization For Economic Cooperation And Development

~ OTC ~ Over The Counter

~ PLOG ~ Persistent Large Output Gap

~ P2P ~ Peer To Peer

~ PF ~ Paradis Fiscal

~ PPI ~ Payment Protection Insurance

~ PC ~ Producer Capture

~ QE ~ Quantitative Easing

~ RC ~ Resource Curse

~ SB ~ Shadow Banks

~ SV ~ Shareholder Value

~ SME ~ Small And Medium Enterprises

~ SFTR ~ Socialism For The Rich

~ SCAD ~ Stars, Cows, And Dogs

~ TOSC ~ Tyranny Of Sunk Costs

~ VC ~ Venture Capital

~ VOSL ~ Value Of A Statistical Life

~ WATCY? ~ Where Are The Customers’ Yachts?

~ ZIRP ~ Zero-Interest-Rate Policy

~ ZB ~ Zombie Bank

JOHN LANCHESTER ~ I.O.U. ~ 2010

~ TOFPDT-ATWCIPFI! ~ Thirty Or Forty People Did This – And The Whole Country Is Paying For It!

~ TFIHNAESFT ~ The Financial Industry Has Not Always Enjoyed Such Favored Treatment

~ WTFOTBW-CBAVPTRFATD ~ With The Fall Of The Berlin Wall – Capitalism Began A Victory Party That Ran For Almost Two Decades

~ CINIF-IIROTBOWTAATTTHSBG ~ Capitalism Is Not Inherently Fair – Instead It Runs On The Bases Of Winner Take All And To Them That Hath Shall Be Given

~ WTBGW-EGW ~ When The Banks Go Wrong – Everything Goes Wrong

~ TWJLFT-IWSTASTDC-FBAFI-FBNEAPCJTMAS ~ This Wasn’t Just Looking For Trouble – It Was Sending Trouble A “Save The Date” Card – Followed By A Formal Invitation – Followed By Nagging E-Mails And Phone Calls Just To Make Absolutely Sure

~ ACBID-CITATFMBAWTAIP-TNPTH ~ A Credit Bubble Is Different – Credit Is The Air That Financial Markets Breath – And – When The Air Is Poisoned – There’s No Place To Hide

~ WRAIDKCHT ~ What Regulators And Investors Didn’t Know Couldn’t Hurt Them

~ AWNEIBHD ~ A Whole New Era In Banking Had Dawned

~ KFSTB ~ Knighted For Services To Banking

~ HPIT? ~ How Postmodern is that?

~ WWASPLMTSW-N-I-J-O-A?-B-TWSTLTSE-STDC ~ Why Would Any Sane Person Lend Money To Someone With – No – Income – Job – Or – Assets? – Because – They Were Selling The Loan To Somebody Else – So They Didn’t Care

~ HDYDCIA?-BFWFLTMM ~ How Do You Drive Change In America? – By Finding Ways For Lawyers To Make Money

~ TFTNSTGAORASERHNEOE ~ The Fact That Noneconomists See The General Assumption Of Rationality As Self-Evidently Ridiculous Has No Effect On Economists

~ IOEDR-EPEDIDATCOATWNOIP ~ Instead Of Equations Describing Reality – Economics Produces Equations Describing Ideal Conditions And Theoretical Clarity Of A Type Which Never Occurs In Practice

~ SWPNTOITHBEWTW-ATSN ~ Sometimes What Politicians Need To Do Is To Hear Bankers Explain What They Want – And Then Say No

~ TEMCTBATEAOML-ETAIWISDB ~ The Economic Metaphor Came To Be Applied To Every Aspect Of Modern Life – Especially The Areas In Which It Simply Didn’t Belong

~ TFCTHSBAVAP-TYHTCAC ~ The First Conversation To Happen Should Be About Values And Principles – Then You Have The Conversation About Costs

~ WATGTB-AIGTBOHOAB ~ We’re About To Get The Bill – And It’s Going To Be One Hell Of A Bill

~ MTFIBISWSTROS-RTPOI ~ Make The Finance Industry Back Into Something Which Serves The Rest Of Society – Rather Than Preying On It

~ IAWROOR-TMI-E-P-A-E-I-CBSUIOSW-E ~ In A World Running Out Of Resources – The Most Important – Ethical – Political – And – Ecological – Idea – Can Be Summed Up In One Simple Word – Enough