A. don't want to think too much about "investing", but
B. still want to our money to "work for us".
In small countries, Mr Lewis’s attention often flattered. His article on Ireland, published just after a general election was called, made headlines there. His keenness to spin a good yarn sometimes pushed him into the realm of cliché. His Iceland story, for example, found space for a digression on elves. Yet if some bristled, most agreed that his pieces combined readability with insight.
Now Mr Lewis has turned to the more complex subject of Germany. The results are less persuasive. The opening paragraph seems to contain a howler about a non-existent “newly elected Spanish government”. Irrelevant, often gratuitous Nazi references are littered through the text. Oddest of all is the repeated suggestion that the willingness of the country’s banks to buy up the dirty debt of others can be explained by an ingrained German fascination with faeces. Hitler, the article claims at one point, enjoyed having women “poop” on him.
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