Barclays is the Bank That Lived A Little, in Philip Augar’s brilliant chronicle of decline from one of the world’s most valuable banks to a battered shell. From its peak of £7 in 2006, the share price had fallen to £2 in 2017 when the book was published. He tracked the dozens of non-executive directors, the constant changes of direction and the political infighting. It’s a great read.
The loss of faith in capitalism has propelled us backwards – in the third decade of the 21st century, we’re closer to The Blob than Blade Runner.