Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bank manager in Chief

Gordon Brown -- We want to ensure that the new banking system that emerges over the coming years meets all these requirements - and becomes the servant of our economy and society, never its master.

The master/servant usage has a long lineage but the quote seems to owe equal parts to Francis Bacon and Winston Churchill. Maybe that's why they want the bust back.

Photo: REUTERS/Dave Cheskin/Pool

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