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Dienstag, 27. November 2012

TERENCE BLACKER: The downfall of UBS trader Kweku Adoboli is another morality tale from the City. But have we learnt anything from the Great Crash? - We ought to have spurned the grabby ethic of the City - but did the opposite

Can it really be true that the behaviour of these ghastly people, with their mindless greed, their contempt for other people, their grubby sexism, has been able to influence the way the rest of us live? City trading, according to Geraint Anderson, the former stockbroker who wrote the book City Boy, is “just well-informed, sophisticated gambling”, and the high-flyers take their hunger for risk into their private lives.

Mein Blog befasst sich in einem umfassenden Sinn mit dem Verhältnis von Wissen, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Ein besonderes Augenmerk richte ich dabei auf die Aktivitäten des Medien- und Dienstleistungskonzern Bertelsmann und der Bertelsmann Stiftung.