The Monster

The Bee, Peacock and Monster take it off -- and one was crowned champion.
However preordained the financial crisis was, it's remarkable how long its architects kept the game going. They managed to sustain the unsustainable for five years -- roughly from 2002 into late 2006.
We first became aware of the "Will-the-real-Michael-Hudson-please-stand-up?" problem years ago when we started getting compliments from friends and colleagues for each others work.