The Archbishop, a former oil industry executive and now a member of the cross-party Banking Standards Commission, said “serious consideration” should be given to forming a professional banking body, along the lines of the General Medical Council, the enforce standards. He said: “Banks are incredibly complicated things. The idea that people can hold hugely responsible positions in them without any kind of formal training seems to a number of us quite surprising.” ....said it was time for bankers to be required to pass exams in order to raise their professional standards and help restore public trust in their work.Good, Missy Welby. And while we're at it, let's give sharks ethical training. Then we can place the sharks in swimming pools where they will replace lifeguards. Unfortunately this sort of spineless idiocy is a universal product of Christianity. Though JC himself had no patience with bankers, his followers have gone along with the Marxist notion that all humans are indistinguishable inorganic particles, equally capable of following "standards" if properly trained.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.