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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  

PBS Newshour: Betting on Death [Video]

Dice and Poker Chips

    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]

Michael Sandel PBH

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, [...]

The Korea Times: Sandel Calls for Education for All

The Korea Times

    Education disparities between socioeconomic classes are apparent in any country. From underfunded public school programs to extravagant boarding and private schools for the wealthy, money can be used to buy a better education. Michael Sandel brings up issues of education opportunities at Yonsei Universtiy in South Korea. Read about his interactions with students [...]

Michael Sandel: The Colbert Report [Video]

Colbert Report

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 [...]

Vanity Fair: Market Philosopher

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  Vanity Fair highlighted Michael Sandel in its May issue. The questions Sandel proposes such as selling citizenship, buying prison upgrades, and other thought provoking issues are applicable for everyday debate. Read the blurb at Vanity Fair. Photograph by Victoria Hely-Hutchinson

The Atlantic: What Isn’t for Sale?

The-Atlantic

Michael Sandel writes an article for the Atlantic questioning what we are willing to buy and sell in open markets. From paying to drive in the carpool lane, to killing endangered rhinos, there is little money can’t buy anymore. Read more about why Sandel believes we need to address these questions in his original article [...]