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By Robert Frank
In the wake of the financial crisis, many companies are finding that they must rebuild more than just their balance sheets—they must also confront the challenge of rebuilding trust, relationships, and corporate reputations.
Y ou can’t live in New York—arguably, you can’t spend an hour in New York—and remain oblivious to the machinery of profit pumping away under every surface. This city makes money, loses money, houses money; lately, with luxe condos stacking up like casino chips along the waterfront, the city looks like money.
The Twelfth Finlay Lecture. 
Vienna, 18th March 2011
Mary F. Calvert for The New York Times
AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters' worst fears.
Economic is an essential topic for life.