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Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard's history, and has captivated more than 14,000 students.

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The Guardian: Michael Sandel Webchat October 24, 2014

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Michael Sandel is joining The Guardian for a webchat on Friday, October 24, 2014, at 11:45am BST. If you’ve ever wanted to follow up on one of Professor Sandel’s points or philosophies or ask him a question in general, please submit your questions to The Guardian.   Photo Courtesy of The Guardian/Jared Leeds PR  

Radio Times: The Public Philosopher: Cultivating the Art of Listening

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BBC journalist, Justin Webb, recently sat down with Professor Sandel to talk moral dilemmas and Sandel’s new series of programs that will be available on Radio 4. The first program in the “The Public Philosopher” series will deal with the question of whether or not there are any actions or behaviors governments should step in [...]

Fife Today: “Is there anything that money can’t buy…?”

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At Michael Sandel’s 2014 Adam Smith Lecture in Kirkcaldy, he shared his views and philosophies based on his book What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets in front of a captivated audience. Photo Courtesy of Fife Photo Agency  

The Courier: Michael Sandel to Deliver 2014 Adam Smith Lecture in Kirkcaldy

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The Adam Smith Lecture is an event marked to celebrate the life and work of Scottish moralist and pioneer of political Economy, Adam Smith.  Revered as the “most relevant living philosopher” today, Michael Sandel is set to speak at the Adam Smith Theatre, Tuesday, April 29.  

LiveMint: Balance the Principle of Merit with Inclusiveness

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LiveMint recently interviewed Michael Sandel regarding his belief that we need to find ways to share economic growth amongst the population to ensure everyone has access to basic human necessities. Sandel also discusses the recent actions of India’s political parties and the role students play in India’s society. Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard

The Guardian: This Much I Know

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Michael Sandel is featured in the The Guardian’s “This Much I Know” series, in which celebrities share the lessons that life has taught them.  Sandel discusses philosophy, Judaism, economics, income disparities, and technology, among other things in his profile. Photo Courtesy of The Guardian

Harvard Gazette: A Class Open to the World

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                    With today’s evolving technology, many things are now possible that weren’t a few years ago. Michael Sandel brings his live classes to the international community through the power of video chat. His moral and political philosophy course Justice, taught within the walls of Sander’s Theatre [...]

PBS Newshour: Betting on Death [Video]

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    Death is a sensitive topic, especially when insurance money is taken into account. In a sense, the insurance game places bets on when people will die and tries to profit from these gambles. Michael Sandel discusses with PBS Newshour the morality of secondary markets for life insurance. What is your opinion? Watch the [...]

PBS Newshour: ‘What Money Can’t Buy’ and What it Shouldn’t Buy [Video]

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What is the difference between a market economy and a market society? PBS Newshour and Michael Sandel discuss these differences and why certain market interactions are wrong. In a democratic society, why is it wrong to have buy people to stand in line for you for seats at a congressional hearing? What do you think, [...]

Michael Sandel with Tavis Smiley [Video]

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Michael Sandel lays out his argument about how moral values are shifting in this day and age where markets are expanding into different realms of peoples’ daily lives. How are these shifts changing how people carry out their lives, and are we allowing money to dictate too much? Tavis Smiley responds to Sandel and asks [...]