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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Paul Butt, Danielle Carter, Tom Casey

As you look at the delightful reflection from the glass sides of the Gherkin, spend a moment to think about Paul Butt, 29, Danielle Carter, 15, and Tom Casey 49. They were the three who lost their lives today in 1992, when the IRSA blew up the Baltic Exchange where the Gherkin now stands.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 3

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Blogger Mary deB said ... (12:58) : 

Um, IRS?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (19:18) : 

Not to defend the IRA (I'm not), but how about a mention for the MILLIONS of lives ruined by the Baltic Exchange's ruthless derivatives business?

Little in this world is as cut and dried as we may like to think.


Blogger Legend said ... (03:41) : 

Sorry imajoebob but you're completely wrong. I was a floor trader on the Baltic Exchange during the eighties. Freight Futures were only used by shippers and charterers to hedge risk. There was never enough liquidity for speculators to become involved. If you understand the concept of hedging using futures, then you'll understand that no lives were ruined by the Baltic Exchange's derivatives business.


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