Ethics Moment: Literacy key to democracy, freedom

October 11, 2011

Did you miss it? We did. September brought us International Literacy Day. Why does that matter? Because it is estimated that one billion people in the world can't read or write. But have no fear, Professor Gini is hear to remind us of why literacy is important in a democracy. It's the key to freedom.

Professor Gini has been a fixture at WBEZ for over 20 years. Gini was a contributor to WBEZ programs Artistic License, Metropolis and most notably, Eight Forty-Eight. Gini is a professor of business ethics and chair of the department of management at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the co-founder and associate editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, and the author of several books, including Seeking the Truth of Things: Confessions of a (catholic) Philosopher.

Al Gini has teamed up with the Loyola University Chicago multimedia production team to produce short video pieces about philosophical and ethical issues in today's news. We are proud to partner with the school to bring you the commentaries.

Categories