Editorial: Blowing in the wind

Editorial: Blowing in the wind

Alexander Campbell

The idea that a bank is the ultimate in reliability is built into our very language – we ‘bank’ on predictions that are sure to come true – and every part of a modern bank, from its letterhead to its architecture, is designed to convey sturdy durability. But, of course, in reality the façade is all there is: banks have no warehouses of products, and are inherently constructions of trust, faith, reputation, trade secrets and mathematical ingenuity. The Dutch had a better grasp of the realities of

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