In God (Alone) We Trust

When the news broke last Sunday that a Boeing 737 had inexplicably missed the runway at Bali airport and ended up in the sea without, miraculously, any loss of life, I couldn't resist a sardonic smile. In the closing pages of Swedish author Jonas Jonasson's improbably titled "The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared",…

What a clever big country!

If you worked in the financial sector in the 1980s, odds-on you were classified  as either a YUPPIE (Young Upwardly-Mobile Professional), a  DINKY (Dual Income No Kids Yet) or a LOMBARD (Lots Of Money But A Right Richard Nixon). As I fell short on at least one letter of each of those acronyms I escaped…