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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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GW Hatchet: In lecture on ethics, Harvard professor talks baseball with business students

Photo Courtesy: Nicole Radivilov | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Recently Professor Sandel had the opportunity to speak at George Washington University, lecturing on the dilemma of ethics in a market economy.

BBC News: The Public Philosopher – Why Democracy?

Photo Courtesy of Radio Times

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?’    

Harvard Gazette: Democracy, debated in Parliament

Michael Sandel, Parliament

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.

Take from the Rich, Give to the Poor

Take from the Rich, Give to the Poor

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?

Episode 03

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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.