OK, I know, journos don\’t write the headlines but:
The City\’s greatest lie was to convince us we were all rich.
But by any real standard, compared either to other humans across history, or to other humans in other parts of the world, we are all stinking rich.
To be alive in the early 21 st century in any of the OECD countries, most especially in any of the more advanced, is to be richer than 99 % of humanity was only 50 years ago and than 99.999% of humanity was 100 years ago.
It\’s no lie to tell us we\’re rich, for we are.