Crash, Crisis, Crypto: a short history of investment banking


Sep 15 2018, Irish Times

“It’s September 15 2008 and you carry your heart in a cardboard box across the concourse with the world’s TV cameras in your face.”


“Ooh,” E giggles, “it’s the wolf of Wall Street.”

M stuffs a cushion over her mouth and E points at DiCaprio’s leering screenface.

“So Dad,” she goes, “did you ever snort coke off someone’s ass?”

Then they’re rolling about in hysterics. I mean, what do you say to that? So I give them the sad Dad headshake and turn away.

“No wait,” E straightens up, “what it was really like?” CONT…


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About aifric

Aifric Campbell is the author of three novels "On the FLoor", "The Loss Adjustor" and "The Semantics of Murder". She was born in Dublin and now lives in the UK. She teaches Creative Writing to STEMM students at Imperial College London