The year 1987 might be a memorable one for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for two reasons.

First, the Eton old boy graduated from Oxford with his degree in classics where his term as Oxford Union president had been, according to Michael Heseltine, the first step to being prime minister. Second, the seminal tribute to capitalism, Oliver Stone’s movie Wall Street, was released. Its central character,  Gordon Gekko, famously stated that “greed, for lack of a better word, is good”...

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