Tune into a Reddit AMA featuring Professor Michael Sandel on October 7 starting at 1PM ET and have your questions ready!
On Sunday, October 4, Professor Michael Sandel will hold a master class at the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park. Professor Sandel will lead an all-star panel of authors, entertainers, artists, and other public figures in a lively discussion that asks hard hitting ethical questions.
Japan’s public broadcasting station, NHK, hosted Professor Michael Sandel and a group of students from China, Japan, and the United States for a debate and discussion free of easy answers.
Recently Professor Sandel had the opportunity to speak at George Washington University, lecturing on the dilemma of ethics in a market economy.
At British Parliament this week, Professor Sandel presented a special edition of his program “The Public Philosopher” in the Palace of Westminster for BBC Democracy Day asking the question ‘why democracy?’
Professor Sandel led a spirited discussion on the nature and importance of democracy with members of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons and House of Lords, along with students and members of the public.
According to philosopher Robert Nozick, when the government takes even a dollar from Bill Gates, a billionaire, and gives it to a poor person, it is like forcing Gates to work for the poor person. Is Nozick right to think that redistributive taxation is like forced labor? Should there be no redistributive taxation whatsoever?
With humorous references to Bill Gates and Michael Jordan, Sandel introduces the libertarian notion that redistributive taxation (taxing the rich to give to the poor) is akin to forced labor.