“Bankers’ determination to minimise their contribution to public funds is matched by the lavishness of the benefits they have enjoyed at public expense”
Saturday 19 February 2011 Editorial in The Guardian
EXTRACT:- “Limited liability is a terrific privilege for which companies ought to expect to contribute generously to the community’s coffers. Many fail to do so, including banks that have only recently drawn heavily on a common resource. Whatever the spin, they are coming to be seen – in another of Smith’s phrases – as “a conspiracy against the public”.