Mostly an excuse to say "clusterfuck"
So what’s the Economist’s policy on printing swear words?
Is it, as per this JRE post from last year, to mask them with some tactful asterisks?
Or is it, as per this week’s Rebuilding RBS briefing, to print ‘em all and damn the torpedoes?
Why did RBS’s bit of ABN lose so much money? It may reflect arbitrary accounting allocations after the event. Even so, there is little question that ABN’s investment bank was a weak business. A former ABN credit officer who left before 2007 says its risk systems and communication lines were a “complete clusterfuck”.
(Not that I mind either way. A bit more swearing in the Economist would liven it up immeasurably.)