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If a stock market rally was a colour, what would it be? Strangely, enough there is a group of people on the planet with a condition who might have an idea. Synesthesia occurs in one in 10,000 people and is, at its most basic level - a blending and co-ordinating of the senses. Those with the capacity can literally ‘see’ sounds and ‘taste’ colours. The roll call of famous synesthetes includes Russian painter Kandinksy, physicist Richard Feynman, inventor Nikola Tesla, and founder of Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett.
Disaster tends to breed a touch of schadenfreude in all of us. As a new generation of Gorden Gecko’s burn under the blowtorch of angry shareholders and world leaders brace themselves for the bill from mass bailouts – it’s easy to answer the question ‘what is the future of finance?’, by simply asking another; ‘is there a future for finance?’.
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