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In the movie Margin Call, a thriller about a Wall Street investment bank teetering on the brink of collapse, there is a scene that brilliantly evokes the often callous cynicism of high finance.

The head of the trading desk, played by Kevin Spacey, is seen weeping in his office after carrying out one of those periodic culls that banks impose on their staff when conditions get tough.  “You poor thing”, says his assistant sympathetically; “Having to let all those people go must be very upsetting”. Spacey looks up in apparent surprise. “Oh it’s not that”, he says. “It’s my f…ing dog. She’s got cancer”.

In another scene,…

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