In its modern form, the Guardian (sorry for repeating) prefers to employ shallow stylists to write for their paper rather than solid, 'hard news' reporters. These writers are encouraged to write beyond their specialisation. Sometimes this is amusing, often it is deeply annoying. If I want to hear the views of someone with no expertise but lots of opinions, I'd go down the pub.
So here is Hadley Freeman talking about the need for more finance education. Nothing wrong with that you might think. However, when the thrust of the story is incorrect (Madoff's rip-off was not about financial illiteracy) it is ironic to call for greater education. Physician, heal thyself!
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