“Sir, What could be more appropriate than rebranding euro bank notes with Europa* to improve security ? The euro’s strength is a myth and its bosses’ attempted seduction is all bull.”
- Clark McGinn, Dublin 4, Ireland, in a letter to the Financial Times, 10.11.2012.
*Europa, in Greek mythology, after whom the continent of Europe was ultimately named, was abducted by Zeus in the form of a white bull. Apparently.
‘Black Guy Asks Nation For Change’ was how The
Onion memorably reported Barack Obama’s first presidential victory. Now
that Mr. Obama has won a second term, that reference to ‘Change’ looks a little
hollow. In matters fiscal or economic, no matter how hard you look, you will
see little real evidence of change on either side of the Atlantic. What you
will see is plenty of policy drift, accompanied by a one-tone medley of cans
being continually kicked further into the future.
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