How Close We Were To the Abyss

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The key moment in this chart is in 2008, when the red ‘All Other’ goes negative. That means that there was no money available in the private sector to fuel business activity. From Global Macro Monitor: If, as the President says, ‘the flow of credit

Make money by obeying the law

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Volkswagen’s Fun Theory Award is dedicated to the idea that “fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better.” This year’s winner, Kevin Richardson, came up with a brilliant approach to lowering driving speeds that was actually turned into reality on a Stockholm

Ecoland – Bubble Story

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Another good effort to visually explain the credit crisis that led to the 2008 meltdown, but I think Jonathan Jarvis’ The Crisis of Credit retains its crown as the top animation for this all important story.

What Jamie Dimon Won’t Tell You

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The New York Times Magazine published a big Roger Lowenstein cover piece on JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Some reactions: Simon Johnson: “in every significant detail it confirms that Mr. Dimon is now – without question – our most dangerous banker.” My biggest problem with Lowenstein’s


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