Robert Skidelsky at HowTheLightGetsIn: the... →
Event 1 - Limits to Liberty (Saturday 4th June, 12pm) Frank Furedi, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Robert Skidelsky. Mary Ann Sieghart chairs. From tabloid complaints about ‘political…
Democracy or Finance →
LONDON – “Shorting” is a tactic well known among the financial cognoscenti. It means betting against an asset with borrowed money in the expectation of making a profit when its value goes down. A speculator can “short” a government by borrowing its debt at its current price, in the hope of selling it later at a lower price and pocketing the difference. For example: on January 1, 2010, I think to...
The Nuclear Industry is Too Big To Fail too →