It is widely acknowledged that the financial system plays a central role in modern economies and that the actions of financiers can have negative effects on wider society, exemplified by the ‘banker-bashing’ that followed the
British air is too dirty, according to the EU. And Sheffield is one of the cities particularly affected. But who decides what is dirty? As a historian, I see norms of cleanliness shift over the centuries.
Last week we witnessed the Co-Operative Group lose its controlling share in its banking division to two US hedge funds, placing doubt in the future ethical stance the bank was committed to. We also recently
In the 2000 U.S. Census, Oakland County, Michigan, was by one measure the fourth-wealthiest in the U.S.; although the county slipped somewhat in 2010, Bloomfield Hills - its most prosperous section - remains one of