Intergenerational ethics and the Covid-19 bailout

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Tue, 7 Apr 2020, 4:25PM
Is it a question not just of economics but of intergenerational ethics and justice? (Photo / Getty)

Intergenerational ethics and the Covid-19 bailout

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 7 Apr 2020, 4:25PM

As countries around the world grapple with how to deal with the coronavirus economic crisis, it seems there is no right or wrong way for Governments to manage the financial impact, only trade-offs.

Who should ultimately pay for all the money that businesses are getting: is it the ones who receive help now, paying it back over the next few years out of their revenues?

Is it a question not just of economics but of intergenerational ethics and justice?

University of Auckland's Professor Tim Mulgan is a Global Expert on Intergenerational Ethics, and joined Kerre McIvor to discuss the ongoing situation. 
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