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A Movable Financial Feast

LONDON – There was a time when league tables were to be found only on the sports pages of newspapers. Now they are a global obsession.

There are school and university league tables, rankings of companies on profitability or corporate social responsibility, tables of happiness indicators by country, and tables that attempt to rank consumer brands by value. There is even a league table of the world’s funniest jokes (I did not laugh much).