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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Kuroda offers his wisdom to China

In response to an FT article by Chris Giles on 23rd January 2016, entitled 'Kuroda calls for China to tighten capital controls'

Beijing do not realise how lucky they are to get economic wisdom from Mr Kuroda. They should also avail themselves of diplomacy lessons from Donald Trump, and a Strategic Planning primer from George W. Bush.

On a personal level I'm sure Bill Clinton could offer marriage guidance if they made it worth his while.

Ms Lagarde can relax. Beijing's central planners are equally as capable of screwing things up as the three stooges based in Washington, Frankfurt and Tokyo.

Fed cred leaving port

Gideon Rachman ponders Davos and a populist shadow