Last month, I remarked that there will always be banking crises. Readers may have been sceptical, but wisely did not dare to say so.Via Paul Kedrosky (again) I learn of the tired fool site which reproduces Tacitus in regard to a banking crisis two millenia ago.
Tacitus refers to the fact that every member of the Senate was involved in banking abuses. This prompted me to look at the Register of Members Interests for the Irish legislature. Here is the list of the 20 or so of our representatives who admit to being bank shareholders