Monday, 2 August 2010

The Albigensian Crusades and finance today

It’s quite common for journalists to create forced parallels between contemporary concerns and historical events. But one has to admire John Thornhill who, in the Financial Times on Friday, asked what the 13th-century Albigensian Crusades can tell us about the modern dispute that sees deficit spending Keynesians squaring up to advocates of fiscal austerity.

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