Better Bankers, Better Banks Book Review – EUROPP – European Politics and Policy (blog)

Better Bankers, Better Banks Book Review Better Bankers, Better Banks: Promoting Good Business through Contractual Commitment. Claire A. Hill and Richard W. Painter. University of Chicago Press. 2015. History is marked by many turning points which we may call critical junctures. The global financial crisis has been one example. The crisis underscored various deficiencies in…

Was Charles Dickens the first celebrity medical spokesman? – PBS NewsHour

Charles Dickens was a great supporter of the Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital in London. In our present era of public service announcements, telethons, fun-runs, cyber-fundraising events and ice bucket challenges, it seems as if every disease or medical cause has a celebrity spokesman drumming up donations and interest. Yet such effective fundraising practices are…

Sydney’s fun police have put out the light of the nightlife. The city’s a global laughing stock – The Guardian

In 1999, Sydney was at its peak the Olympic Games were imminent and there was unbridled optimism that Sydney was about to emerge as an international city as the millennium approached. Internationally, Sydney was renowned as an incredibly fun place to live; the entertainment was world class, with great restaurants and venues to visit at…