The Wider Issues of Morality

“Markets serve those who pay, but what of those who cannot pay? Politics is about the balance of power, but what of those who have no power? Economic systems create problems that cannot be resolved by economics alone. Politics raises questions that cannot be answered by political calculation alone. There is no escape from the wider issues of morality, and if we ignore them, history suggests that they will return in the form of anger, resentment and a burning sense of injustice, which will make our already fragile order more precarious still.”

The Dignity of Difference, Prologue, p. 3