Archbishop Justin Welby calls for the banking industry “to be good”

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Speaking at St Paul's Cathedral this evening, Archbishop Justin said there will never be "perfect" banks, because "in the end no human being is of themselves perfectly good."

But the Archbishop said we can have "potentially good banks", which are motivated by virtue and not just financial bonuses and penalties.

Such a banking system would be "realistic" about human fallibility, but "optimistic" about human potential, he said.-

Read it all and note the audio link to the full address.

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Posted June 13, 2013 at 7:15 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. paradoxymoron wrote:

There’s a ripe field: perhaps he’ll pursue this strategy of asking for things, and ask people not to be gay.

June 13, 4:49 pm | [comment link]
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