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Paul Volcker obituary

Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board in the 1980s who saw off inflation and later criticised financial deregulation Paul Volcker, who has died aged 92, was the most eminent financial statesman of his generation, the sworn enemy of the abuse of finance in any of its manifestations. That could be indulging inflation as the Read more »

Dhaka’s Dickensian workhouses should shame us all

A damning study says children in the slums of Bangladesh work over 42 hours a week, often at factories supplying to the west Charles Dickens was outraged by child labour and for good reason: he had first hand experience of working long hours for little pay in bad conditions. By the time Dickens came to Read more »

Dhaka’s Dickensian workhouses should shame us all

A damning study says children in the slums of Bangladesh work over 42 hours a week, often at factories supplying to the west Charles Dickens was outraged by child labour and for good reason: he had first hand experience of working long hours for little pay in bad conditions. By the time Dickens came to Read more »