Philip Howard on Civility in Everyday Life

MON, MAY 23, 2011 (27:01)

Philip Howard argues that an excess of government regulations and laws have corroded the institutions of authority in society. He claims that today's legal system has deprived teachers and employers with the authority that they need to create and enforce codes of ethics. Furthermore, Howard states that the higher the level of civility in a society, the higher the level of trust, which also fosters economic well-being. How can ethics and civility be brought back into our everyday lives?

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs