Have We Lost Our Moral Compass?

Kenneth Haynes' enquiry into the finance industry has exposed troubling ethical behaviour among those we expected should know better. But the problems are not confined to senior executives in large corporations. As my recent talks to Rotary clubs explained, this unethical behaviour is wide spread. Here, in the text from those talks, I sheet home the blame to bad parenting and an adolescent unwillingness to take responsibility for our own actions. The Decline of Civil Virtue: Abuse of Trust When a group of young Essendon footballers were asked to sign confidentiality agreements and not to disclose the details of their performance supplement regime, their hero, James Hird, was in the room. Whe

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Peter Francis Fenwick       Writer      Melbourne     Australia