Editor's letter: The link between Van Gogh and CDOs

To be fair to Van Gogh, Pollack et al, I am not disputing their genius; in fact whenever I get to New York I make sure I leave myself enough time to visit the Museum of Modern Art just off 5th Avenue, although I prefer Constantin Brancusi's Bird in Space and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair to the works of the impressionists and abstract expressionists. But before the ghost of Peggy Guggenheim haunts me for eternity, I had better get to the point... and yes there is a financial ser