Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Does character exist?

Character has not been a significant issue in public policy. But if it is widely believed that character is important for educational achievement, diligence at work, dealing with adversity, avoiding criminality, good citizenship, and any number of any goods which government routinely involves itself in, then why is there no politics of character?
This essay is my contribution to Demos's Character Inquiry report. The whole report is available for free download here.