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Or printing money. Seen as one part of the ‘solution’ to the credit crunch, when anyone remotely au fait with past monetary problems around the world knows this is a recipe for financial disaster. Still, whilst we seem to have kids in short trousers, in both government and finance running the world these days, we’ll just have to suffer the lessons from history we haven’t learned.

C’est la vie.

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sub-prime

as in “sub-prime mortgage”

  • Translation

    A loan to this borrower is extremely risky: let’s invent a cuddly sounding name for it and sell it on to stupid bankers who don’t know any better.

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  • …secure gated community

    When used by estate agents marketing new housing developments.

    Translation

  • Friends and family visiting by car will be inconvenienced, but so too will the local low life who will move elsewhere.

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