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ALTIF transcripts: Lawfare latest – Banks vs Cadwalladr


Lawfare latest: Banks vs Cadwalladr A victory for public interest journalism, or a travesty of the law? We pick through the surprise judgment handed down in Brexit “bad boy” Aaron Banks’s libel case against investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr in the company of top media lawyer, Mark Stephens. Presented by Jonathan Ford and Neil Collins. With […]

ALTIF transcripts: The Stuart Kirk affair


The Stuart Kirk affair Available on Spotify. It’s now the world’s most watched PowerPoint presentation: the pitch by HSBC’s head of responsible investing to a conference on green finance in which he suggested the climate crisis was overstated and we should get on building more sea walls instead. We talk to Roger Pielke Jr, the US […]

ALTIF Transcripts: Cryptocalypse Now!

The “A Long Time In Finance” Transcripts Cryptocaplyse Now! Cryptocurrencies are collapsing across the etherspace. Neil and Jonathan talk to Izabella Kaminska, founder of the Blind Spot and keen cryptowatcher, about Terra, Luna and Tether, the death spiral of the stablecoins, and whether anyone in the real world should care. Presented by Jonathan Ford and […]

Blind Spot collaborates with A Long Time In Finance


Back in the early days of the financial blogosphere, people liked to collaborate, hat tip and share quality content across their platforms. Then the mainstream media discovered Twitter (c. 2010) and, well, who knows what happened. It all went a bit pear-shaped. The collegiate atmosphere got a little less collegiate. And a lot of bloggers […]