There are endless books and TV programmes that tell us that the period we have just lived through was the Age of Debt.
It was a time when debt was seen as good - an essential element of global stability...
Last Friday Zac Goldsmith made a dramatic appearance on Channel 4 News.
The programme had accused him of not declaring some of his election expenses and he came into the studio live to answer the charges...
I have just got my hands on something wonderful and precious. It is five computer drives containing the unedited rushes of everything shot by the BBC in Afghanistan over the last thirty years.
It fills 18 terabytes of space.