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Matthias Mueller

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Volkswagen’s new boss, Matthias Mueller, said upon his appointment that the company faced “unprecedented challenges” in winning back trust: “My most urgent task is to win back trust for the Volkswagen Group"

New VW chief Matthias Müller: I will do all I can to win back trust - video | Business | The Guardian

A Common Good Message for Matthias Müller, VW’s new chief executive

A well functioning capitalism, business, politics, or indeed anything else in life cannot operate without trust, a trust that has been destroyed by neo-liberalism that values everything else, but trust.

Enacting laws, increasing the need for more governance will help, but more is needed.

To be good and trustworthy, to act good and take action in the interest of the common good, can not be legislated for. These come from somewhere else:

“If only everything in life was as reliable as a Volkswagen”