Gepubliceerd op 16 aug. 2015
Gepubliceerd op 20 sep. 2017
Gepubliceerd op 12 apr. 2014
In recent decades, market values have crowded out non- market norms in almost every aspect of life—medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be?
Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immi- grants willing to pay? This discussion takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? And if so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don’t belong? What are the moral limits of markets?
Introduction: Robert Johnson
President, Institute of New Economic Thinking
Presenter: Michael Sandel
Professor of Government, Harvard University
Discussant: Chrystia Freeland
Member of the Parliament of Canada, Toronto Centre
Gepubliceerd op 11 apr. 2013
Gepubliceerd op 13 mrt. 2018
If news can be fake and facts have alternatives, how are we to know what’s true anymore? Does a post-truth politics tilt toward tyranny?
Join the Aspen Institute and The Cooper Union in association with The Public Theater’s Public Forum for an event featuring Harvard Political Philosopher Michael Sandel leading a debate on the truth in our society.
Sandel will be joined by poet Elizabeth Alexander; actors Danny Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof); Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton); John Lithgow (The Crown); dancer, actor and recent Kennedy Center Honoree Carmen de Lavallade; immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, and others, who will set the stage with thought-provoking readings and performances
At minute 42: Professor Michael Sandel
Gepubliceerd op 8 feb. 2016
For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feat…
24 sep. 2013