Notes

The original reference source for most quotes in the text is provided where they are uncommon. In recent years, the availability of the internet, online quotation databases and websites and search engines (such as www.google.com) mean that many quotes are readily available online. In the interest of minimising notes, where the quote is well-known, specific sources have not been included. Quotes from films can be found at www.imdb.com

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1 George W. Bush, Remarks on Signing the American Dream Downpayment Act (16 December 2003) (www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=64935).

2 Quoted in Ron Chernow (1990) The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance, Touchstone Books, New York: 154.

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