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Banking nostalgia

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 25 August 2009

Steve Evans today wonders if it really was better in the old days. We put on our rose-tinted glasses and look back to when banks were solid and your word was your bond, but were we really better off? Is nostalgia what it used to be. The BBC's Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders looks at capitalism in all its guises.
Plus a banker with a real task - the governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Hinan al Shabibi.

BBC's Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders

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