Are Bankers Good or Bad for Society?
- Extra Reading
In previous ages bankers have sometimes pecked lower in the order of society than lepers. Jesus declared their usurous ways immoral. Amazingly, from this disadvantaged position in society, bankers flourished over the past two centuries before imploding spectacularly both financially and socially in 2008. Bankers now don't even trust each other.
This illuminating review of the history of banking and society explores why these former outcasts from high society are natural problem children and ponders whether they have a social future and, if so, what will it look like?
This event was on Wed, 28 Oct 2009
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