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St. Paul's underground station, London (exit 2)
Guided by Richard B
THE CITY OF MONEY & THE CRASH – How It Really Happened*
To a rustle of chequebooks in the wind.
A plunge into the darkness and swirling fog. No, not Victorian London. Our London. Or rather, their London. The London of the wolves of Threadneedle Street and Lombard Street. Financial London. The Wall Street of Europe London. And darkness and swirling fog because – well, do you really know what a hedge fund is? Or a derivative? Or short-selling? Or how the stock market works? Do you really know What. Money. Really. Is. And how it shapes the world. No? Well, it just might behove you to do so. Behove you to do so because ostriching it – “nothing to do with me” – won’t get you off the hook. Off “their” hook. In short, this London – Money London – has everything to do with your life. So let’s go see these places.** And more importantly, let’s go see into*** them.
**A sampler: Wren’s gateway, the high-tech home of the Stock Exchange, Goldsmiths’ Hall, the ancient home of the Corporation of London and its beautiful Wren church…
***”Chapter headings” include: Why did a hurricane sweep in from those far flung South Seas? How did a medieval order of knights become the first international bankers? Peek-a-boo it’s the home of the masters of the universe and more than one US Treasury Secretary. Lessons in finance from George Soros. Learning how to break the British pound and make a billion. Where the ‘Thundering Herd’ rode their luck over a cliff. John Law’s amazing philosopher’s stone, which he created thanks to the Chinese.