Next time you cut a line of cocaine, think of the World Trade Center bombings.
Perhaps now more than ever the public feels that bankers should be sent to the frontline in Afghanistan for a life without bonuses or bailouts. Hedgehog suggests this would be a luxury compared with the child-sailors of a book by former merchant banker D.A.B. Ronald.
One of the authors of Freakonomics tells us how to get the wealthy to pay more tax, we rumple the bedsheets at the Plaza New York and we prepare our passport for takeoff at the airport in SW1.
The final printed copy of my new book has just arrived on my desk, and I can’t help but feel like a schoolboy opening my stocking on Christmas Day as I unwrap the cellophane and it creaks open in that delicious way that brand new books do.
The arrest of five Americans Muslims is being interpreted as a US development in home-grown Islamic extremism.