In past times bankers were not important. Scrub that thought. The man who takes over the governorship of the Bank of England on Monday is very important to every one of us. And in the Canadian, Mark Carney, we have the man for the job.
He has the key job of nurturing the economy, stimulating bank lending, stopping inflation and generally shepherding our financial state back to the good times. He has a 5 year contract.
We are all going to need him to be as good as people say he is.