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Breaking the Bankruptocracy: CommonSpace special week of coverage 10 years after the Crash

CommonSpace wants to hear your ideas on alternatives to bankruptocracy during our special week of coverage – email ben@common.scot

15 SEPTEMBER will be exactly 10 years since the Lehmann Brothers US investment bank collapsed, the key moment in the great financial crisis of 2008. 

We all know what happened next – the losses were socialised while the bankers kept their profits and bonuses. While home owners faced repossession, the bankers quickly got back to the same old tricks.

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Ian Fraser: The Growth Commission's banking regulation proposals miss an opportunity to give finance a social purpose

Ian Fraser, award-winning financial journalist and author of ‘Shredded: Inside RBS, The Bank That Broke Britain’, argues that the SNP’s Growth Commission takes a “not frightening the horses” approach to banking regulation, which misses an opportunity to give finance a social purpose in an independent Scotland

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