Sumptuary laws... now there's a Private Member's Bill!

Paul Mobbs mobbsey at
Mon Oct 25 21:02:32 BST 2010

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Listen to last week's "A Point of View" -- why bankers have always been at the 
forefront of making and wasting large quantities of cash!

Available until Friday.

Conspicuous Consumption
Friday 22nd October 2010
Duration: 10 mins / 5MB MP3 file

Sarah Dunant reflects on public attitudes to conspicuous consumption and 
historical attempts to police it by means of "sumptuary laws."

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