Live launch for Archbishop's book on economic morality

By staff writers
September 28, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and the Guardian newspaper's economics editor, Larry Elliott have launched a new book examining the role of morality and ethics in business.

The book, Crisis and Recovery: Ethics, Economics and Justice, published by Palgrave Macmillan, brings together a collection of leading commentators on current economic issues and casts a critical eye on the way money shapes society.

The official launch took place at the British Library on Tuesday 28 September from 6.30-8.00pm, and was broadcast live at http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/crisis-and-recovery

It was also followed on iPhone, BlackBerry, or PS3 on the Livestation website (http://mobile.livestation.com/).

Interactivity was facilitated for questions from around the globe. Those which received the most votes on the Reddit thread (http://www.reddit.com/r/intelligencesquared/comments/d1rqk/ask_rowan_wil...) were posed directly to the panel. The thread was open until 6.00pm on 28 September.

Discussion and input on Twitter can be tracked on the #iq2crisis hashtag.

The editors were joined by contributors Zac Goldsmith MP, editor of The Ecologist and Robert Skidelsky, professor of political economy, politician and historian, for a discussion of the book's themes, chaired by Madeleine Bunting.

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