MF Global

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“Never forget MF Global”: a magic incantation of similar effect but, these days, less persuasive effect than “Prithee, sir, never forget! How Lehman brothers suffered! And the woe it brought upon us all!” A Horcrux, that is to say.

All successors to the original: “Well you know what happened last time someone tried to make financial reporting into a profit centre.”

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