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3 Money Introduction In Wall Street:  Money Never Sleeps, the banks have taken over Gekko’s job. I was shocked when I went back to this in 2010. In Wall Street, Gekko had been the outsider, the inside trader guy, the thief, the blackmailer –​and that’s what the banks do now. In the old days the banks would never have done that, it was considered immoral, but by 2010 the whole thing had shifted because of deregulation.1 By the time Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps hit cinemas in September 2010, banking, the financial markets and capitalism in general had all

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business revenue did not exceed ten per cent of the total payment –​has resulted in city administrations borrowing more tax-​exempt funds to ensure that the sports franchise can meet this obligation.36 Overall, Bloomberg estimated that the total loss to the US taxpayer on $17 billion of debt raised for sports structures since 1986 amounted to $4 billion. The real beneficiaries appeared to be the teams themselves. In its own way, Any Given Sunday spoke to a myth about millennial America, offering up the promise of a return to a time of honour when deals were done over a

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