Tim Geithner

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An employee of Lehman Brothers carries a box out of the company’s HQ building (background) while dodging the media assembled outside on September 15th, 2008, in New York. Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

This Saturday, September 15th, marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The biggest corporate bankruptcy in history, Lehman’s fa(...)

Steve Jobs: Whether the late Apple boss launched the iPhone because he could be such an awful bully, or despite it, is hard to say. But the fact is that he did

One of the most difficult people I ever worked with was a very clever newspaper journalist with a stunning knack for getting scoops. We sat near each(...)

Greatish expectations: Tom Hollander and Stefanie Martini in ‘Doctor Thorne’

If there’s one thing we know by now it’s that Julian Fellowes is a dab hand at writing period dramas. It’s not so long since the dustcovers were put o(...)

Silvio Berlusconi is still a prominent figure and leads Forza Italia. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/ETA

Italy’s foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador after media reports that American intelligence services tapped the telephones of former prime (...)

“In any event, if you argue for something, no matter how flawed you might privately believe it to be, you are saddled with the blame when things go wrong. It’s called cabinet responsibility.” Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ajai Chopra, head of the IMF’s mission to Ireland during the banking crisis, has once again pointed the finger at the ECB for our bungled bailout (Iri(...)

Former US treasury secretary Timothy Geithner: disdain for “Old Testament moralists”. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Tim Geithner’s memoir Stress Test, published last month, tells us of his life as a firefighter: constantly on call to extinguish a fresh blaze. His(...)

US treasury secretary Timothy Geithner: is said to have scuppered attempts to make bondholders lose out in the Irish bailout. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The generally accepted narrative of the €85 billion Irish bailout holds the International Monetary Fund proposed that bank bondholders should be baile(...)

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, speaking at Georgetown University in Washington DC last Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

When you’re trapped in a city with House Republican gargoyles who don’t understand maths or history, much less reality, sometimes you crave a dose of (...)