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.
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?