It’s no wonder we no longer trust our institutions

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I’ve been thinking about institutions a lot lately.

About how if there is anything that characterises our current political moment of disillusionment, anger and a rampant, destructive cynicism, it is that we no longer…

  • Waleed Aly
  • The Canberra Times

Try to name one; it’s more difficult than you’d think.

Our trust in politics – even in democracy itself – is at an all time low.

Whatever belief we once had in the idea that business, for all its self-interest, was aligned with some trickle-down social interest has been blown up by whichever scandal takes your fancy: the banking royal commission; the rapacious practices that delivered the financial crisis; the Libor episode back in 2012, in…

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