Citizen Ethics in a Time of Crisis








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How do we decide our values?
How can we do economics as if ethics matters?
What kind of politics do we want?
What sort of common life can we share?


There is a widespread concern that the winner takes all mentality of the
banker, and the corrupted values of the politician, have replaced a common
sense ethics of fairness and integrity. Many worry that an emphasis on a
shallow individualism has damaged personal relationships and weakened
important social bonds.


What's required is a vigorous debate about who deserves what, and the
ethics required for humans to reach their full potential.


The Citizen Ethics Network exists to promote this debate and to renew
the ethical underpinnings of economic, political and daily life.


To begin this debate, the Network has published an online
pamphlet in association with The Guardian. A public discussion
is also being held at The British Museum on 26th February.


If you would like to be kept informed of the Citizen Ethics Network’s
activities, you can register here. You can also join in the debate
through The Guardian’s Comment is Free site where responses to
the pamphlet will be posted over coming weeks.