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The Moral Maze: boycotts

this evening (wednesday 17th), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated saturday 20th, 10.15-11.00pm)
the moral maze: banning the boycott (chaired by michael buerk, with melanie phillips, matthew taylor, claire fox and jill kirby)

How far should you be allowed to express your moral and political beliefs through boycotts? There have been high profile boycott campaigns on everything from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, and tobacco products to economic and academic boycotts of Israel.
… If every pound we spend can on some level be seen as an expression of our individual moral codes, why should we not have a say on where money is spent on our behalf? Are boycotts misguided empty political gestures more designed to make us feel self-righteous? And even if they are is outlawing them justified?

including contributions from …
jonathan sacerdoti of the campaign against anti-semitism
john hilary, executive director of war on want
john adamson, founder of standpoint magazine
rob harrison of ethical consumer magazine
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b070fn1y or http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qk11/episodes/downloads)

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