There’s no need to see the human side of institutions – actually, it’s quite the opposite, you have to try and block out the personal side of things. Most days it’s about basing your professional views on “cold” economic facts instead of on personal views on what’s happening. It’s more about looking at data, and not so much about sacrificing personal beliefs.
Answered by: Senior European Researcher at Goldman Sachs
- I’m 20 years old and I pay for the crisis. Why is this happening, since it’s not my fault?
- Do you think there’s enough motivation in the political world to legislate serious ethical reform, to stop unethical trade deals and punish people who commit them?
- What about the lack of change in moral sentiment in the finance industry. What do you think could change the moral sentiment, if it’s possible?
- Does the responsibility for the state of the financial sector and the crisis lie with the executives or the politicians?
- To what extent do technocrats advise politicians? Legally speaking, they’re not elected, but it seems that they have a lot of political power if they are advising heavily.
- What has changed in terms of financial regulation to prevent the moral hazard problem?