More Civil Societies: Trust and banking

It’s no secret that politicians and the government have a trust deficit in the public eye. However, this also encompasses other institutions, most notably Australia’s banking sector.

A Royal Commission has recently uncovered details of how self-interest guides the Big Four banks. Stories have been brought forth about the corruption caused by the pay incentives that guide staff at these so-called Four Pillars.

As Eva Cox explores, it wasn’t always like this.

How does the myth of a self-regulating market sustain itself in the face of these revelations?

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