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Justice with Michael Sandel

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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 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 [...]

Michael Sandel: The Colbert Report [Video]

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The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive   Michael Sandel visits Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report for a discussion about money and market values and ethics. What does Sandel mean by the Moral Limits of the Markets? Watch Stephen Colbert and Michael Sandel talk it over in [...]

The Wall Street Journal: In Economists We Trust

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Jonathan V. Last of the Wall Street Journal reviews Michael Sandel’s new book What Money Can’t Buy. Last remarks about the shifts in society as economics and the capitalistic market have changed our values. Read the review here.

Brandeis Magazine: (How to) Do the Right Thing

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  Millions of people have watch Michael Sandel lecture about justice and were challenged to explain their own moral views. Students from all around the world discuss the topics Michael has brought up in his book, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do, and now, What Money Can’t Buy. Read some discussions between Sandel and [...]