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date: 01 October 2020

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This article reviews the ways in which financial crises have resonated in the public sphere, the symbolisms associated with crises, and the ways in which the crisis has impacted the political discourse. The failure (thus far) to enforce, much less appoint, much less even conceive accountability for the current global financial crisis is most puzzling and troubling, since accounts of breaches are essential to the renewal of social order. The general attitude of ‘no-fault’ does not stop financial actors — to some degree, all of us — from continuing to muddle along. We can muddle along, in the spirit of no-fault, without effective cultural response to this financial crisis — but we do so at a cost to our vitality, our fulfillment, our very humanity.

Keywords: financial crisis, political discourse, accountability, no-fault

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