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Connections: What is the ethical thing to do with your stimulus check?

Apr 7, 2020

A recent column by CITY Newspaper editor David Andreatta has led to discussions throughout the community about the ethics of using the stimulus checks many people are set to receive from the government. Andreatta writes, “For the millions of workers who have lost their jobs, that extra money will hopefully be put to good use paying rent, mortgages, utility bills, and day-to-day living expenses. But what of the millions of taxpayers like my wife and me who still have our jobs and for whom this aid is found money? How should we use our share? What is the right thing to do? What is the ethical thing to do?”

He joins us to discuss those questions. We’re also joined by local philosophy professors. Our guests:

  • David Andreatta, editor of CITY Newspaper
  • Randy Curren, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rochester
  • Rosa Terlazzo, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Rochester