Don't Bank on the Bankers

Spoken Word (talk, seminar)

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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Studio
  • 20:10
  • Aug 20
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Fair Pley / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
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Description

A decade on from the financial crash, Rachel Findlay (Edinburgh Napier University) explores how bankers shafted us, crashing banks and our economies, how they got it so badly wrong and what they could have done differently. The mechanisms behind the worst crash since 1929 are laid bare with blame suitably apportioned to those in charge; politicians, bankers and regulators. A combination of sophisticated information technology and greed led to banks offering loans to many who should never have been enticed into debt. Yet this didn’t happen in every country; some were spared the pain.

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