Act 1 Scene 2: Escape from Arsenal
or how I learned to love Charlie Hebdo's Revenge, or Goldfinger's Minsky Moment
The highways lie waste
the wayfaring man ceases
the enemy has broken the covenant
he has despised the cities
he doesn't regard man.
Sir John Chippendale "Chips" Lindley Keswick is a British merchant banker. On 14
June 2013, he became Chairman of Arsenal football club. He has been involved in a
number of other business interests as well as serving as a director of the Bank of
England since 1993.
The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on
which most modern central banks have been based. Established in 1694, it is the
second oldest central bank in the world... The Bank was privately owned by
stockholders from its foundation in 1694 until nationalised in 1946.
The Bank's original home was in Walbrook in the City of London, where during
reconstruction in 1954 archaeologists found the remains of a Roman temple of
Mithras (Mithras was – rather fittingly – worshipped as being the God of Contracts)
The bank acted as lender of last resort for the first time in the panic of 1866.
Britain remained on the gold standard until 1931 when the gold and foreign exchange
reserves were transferred to the treasury, but their management was still handled
by the Bank.
LORD, be gracious to us
we have waited for you
be our arm every morning
our salvation also in the time of trouble.