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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

FEE President Lawrence W. Reed on Character Deficit: an Interview on the Wisconsin Public Radio

In an hour long interview with the Wisconsin Public Radio, FEE President Lawrence W. Reed relates the current economic problems and growing deficit with lack of character. Describing the character deficit as an erosion of personal responsibility, Mr. Reed focuses on the key ingredients of a strong moral character: “honesty, humility, responsibility, self-discipline, courage, self-reliance, and long-term thinking” and how a free society is impossible without having these traits in widespread practice.

This radio interview is based on Mr. Reed’s commentary “The deficit Americans should think about most: personal character,” which appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on February 3, 2011.

More of Mr. Reed’s thoughts on liberty and moral character from his February participation in the Idea Room at The here.

Listen to the audio file. Total: 43:55 min.