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John R. Boatright, Loyola University Chicago , Chicago , IL , USA

Swearing to be Virtuous: The Prospects of a Banker's Oath By John R. Boatright

One conclusion of this study is that it would be difficult for any oath in banking to serve a role that is analogous to the Hippocratic Oath in medicine because of the many dissimilarities involved, most notably the lack in banking of a singular focus on service. Second, the Dutch oath, while admirable in its lofty exhortations, fails to provide a reliable guide through the many difficult judgments that must be made in banking.
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