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Free Thinking is BBC Radio 3's hugely popular festival of ideas, and this summer, they're taking events across the UK.
In the year that Richard III's remains were identified beneath a Leicester car par, Free Thinking will be in York, the seat of his power, to debate how the Wars of the Roses shaped the country from the 15th century right up to the present day.
Radio 3’s Rana Mitter will be asking a panel of business people, economists and historians if ethical business is affordable today, or whether wealth creation itself is really the ethical action.
As austerity bites into family finances and public services, cheap goods seem ever more attractive, even vital. But is there a price to pay in fairness, and to the environment? York has a long history of making ethical business ideals a reality, but can those ideas be carried forward into the era of austerity?
Visit www.bbc.co.uk/freethinking for updates on the latest speakers and news of other Free Thinking events in York and around the country.