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3 Money Introduction In Wall Street:  Money Never Sleeps, the banks have taken over Gekko’s job. I was shocked when I went back to this in 2010. In Wall Street, Gekko had been the outsider, the inside trader guy, the thief, the blackmailer –​and that’s what the banks do now. In the old days the banks would never have done that, it was considered immoral, but by 2010 the whole thing had shifted because of deregulation.1 By the time Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps hit cinemas in September 2010, banking, the financial markets and capitalism in general had all

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Wilkie Collins’s ghosts

), which addresses the issue of money and its relationship to identity which characterised Dickens’s ghost stories. However, before discussing The Haunted Hotel it is important to examine some of Collins’s major writings of his heyday in the 1860s – The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), and Armadale (1866) – as they foreshadow his later representations of the ghostly. 2 Both The Woman in

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The female ghost story

It is crucial to acknowledge the major contribution that women writers made to the ghost story during the period. The selection of authors discussed here is necessarily limited but gives a representative flavour of how women writers engaged with the specific issues of love, money, and history. There is the danger that such a thematic approach simplifies the range of the female

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Satadru Sen

Those seeking to relocate themselves across contested borders of class, race-caste, gender and nation require means of transportation, i.e., moral languages that are mutually comprehensible to the migrant, his adversaries and “neutral” observers. These languages must describe at least three spaces: the migrant’s origin, the destination and the migrant himself. In the process, a set of techniques must be developed and deployed that will show how morally successful the movement has been. Money is a critical part of

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Telling stories from the Cavendish financial accounts

2 Money, marriage and remembrance: telling stories from the Cavendish financial accounts Alison Wiggins ‘Account books form a narrative as engaging as any tale of sea monsters or cannibals,’ so Sir Thomas Cromwell tells himself in Hilary Mantel’s fictionalised depiction.1 Mantel compellingly dramatises for us how Tudor financial accounts were sources of hidden stories, and we regularly find Mantel’s Cromwell turning to them to access alternative versions of events. This chapter performs, as it were, the inverse process to Mantel: it begins with a book of

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Baker and Berman, and Tempean Films

picture called A Date with a Dream (1948). That was our first break, as it were, into the movie business. We were pretty green at that time, so we used our own money, which we probably would have been forced to do, because, coming out of the army, we had no reputation to fall back on. So we financed it ourselves; I think the film cost about just under £10

in British cinema of the 1950s

passed to George Bayley, but he advised the board to leave things as they were to avoid delays. 2 Shipbuilders all over the country were invited to tender for the new vessels, but the MDs preferred London or south-of-England shipyards. Money, Wigram & Sons and Ditchburn & Mare, both of Blackwall, William Pitcher of Northfleet, William Fairbairn & Sons of Millwall, and Thomas & Robert White of Cowes on the

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8 New money, new ideas, new women W ithin the brewing industry, Margaret Thatcher’s Beer Orders, issued in 1989, acquired infamy for causing incalculable harm, fatally undermining the historic if controversial tied house system. When Lord Young, her Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, laid down that no brewery could own over two thousand tied houses, some national breweries reacted not by selling off the requisite number of pubs to comply with the fiat but by disposing of their entire tied estates (Courage) or all their breweries (Watneys).1 Morning

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5 All out of money 1976–77 There is a difference between being a charitable benefactor and host to a parasite. William Simon’s explanation of US policy towards Britain during the IMF crisis1 Introduction Allegedly suffering from the first stages of Alzheimer’s disease, Harold Wilson announced he would resign as prime minister in March 1976. As one close associate of the prime minister recalled, Wilson had simply ‘had enough’.2 A battle for the party leadership (and thus to become prime minster) ensued which the ‘champion of the moderates’ James Callaghan

in A strained partnership?

the concentration of rapid industrialisation in a few key areas, only to have this rejected. 43 Lewis’s last attempt to make a case to CEAC for the development of centres of industrialisation in the empire was a memorandum prepared with F. V. Meyer. ‘The Analysis of Secondary Industries’ stated that focused points of industrial development were the most efficient way to spend development money and most likely to provide an environment in which new factories might flourish. This document was notable for attacking a basic Colonial Office

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