The People vs The Banks

Michael Roddan
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The People vs The Banks

Published

2 April 2019

ISBN

9780522875188

Weight

466g

Size

232mm x 153mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

The People vs The Banks

Michael Roddan
People will protest: you can bank on it.
The banking royal commission has put the financial sector on trial and exposed its self-interest, corruption and excess. The People vs The Banks reveals what happens when businesses put profit before punters, reward bad behaviour and assume they are beyond the law. The day of reckoning for liars and thieves in pin-striped suits has arrived.
The banking royal commission has put the financial sector on trial and exposed its self-interest, corruption and excess. The People vs The Banks reveals what happens when businesses put profit before punters, reward bad behaviour and assume they are beyond the law. The day of reckoning for liars and thieves in pin-striped suits has arrived.

Indeed, few expected the findings of the royal commission. This certainly applied to Roddan, who has written a powerful page-turning book on the topic.”
Ross Fitzgerald, Weekend Australian

A page-turner in the great tradition of true crime, but also a cautionary account of how a service industry forgot how to serve.”
Alan Kohler

If watching the bosses of financial institutions squirm in the spotlight of the banking royal commission gave us a rare taste of righteous schadenfreude, this ripper of a book has distilled its essence. Michael Roddan’s pacey overview of ‘‘the best corporate blood sport in Australian history’’ deftly disentangles the overarching narrative of arrogance, complacency and greed in the financial sector from various political subplots.”
Fiona Capp, Sydney Morning Herald

Michael Roddan covered the royal commission and gives a damning account of how one of the foundations of society let itself get out of control, with chapters such as “Liars and Thieves” and “The Big Rort”.”
Dennis Atkins, Courier Mail

Michael Roddan

Michael Roddan

Michael Roddan is a journalist with The Australian.He previously worked at Business Spectator and has written about economics, policy and politics, regulation, banking, insurance, superannuation and financial services.

Author image courtesy of Hollie Adams, photographer at The Australian

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