I’m a big fan of Andy Haldane. He is a ranking member of the Bank Of England, and a key member of the BOE financial stability committee. Over the weekend he gave a speech in London, which many regard as the first official “salute” to the Occupy Movement. Haldane has a unique writing style, he is very lucid, clear and very plainspoken for a central banker. His speeches are a delight to read! I strongly recommend reading the whole thing here. This speech has caused a firestorm in financial circles, see all the reactions here. A few choice quotes from the speech which inspired me.