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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  

Project Syndicate: Year in Review 2012

Project Syndicate

                              In Project Syndicate’s year end review, economists, philosophers, intellectual, public leaders, and more provided a reflection of the year 2012, and the state of society. Their writings and analyses not only provide a critical look into the world today, but [...]

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]

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, [...]

St. Paul’s Institute: Join the Debate [Video]

St. Paul's Institute

Michael Sandel discusses issues of money and morality at St. Paul’s Institute. Although the discussion only lasted for 90 minutes, the debate does not cease. Join this important debate about the limits of markets and voice your opinion.   Watch using the embedded video player above.

Boston Review: How Markets Crowd Out Morals [Forum]

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    Michael Sandel explains in his book, What Money Can’t Buy, how the markets have made commodities out of almost everything. He explains his reasoning in his lead essay How Markets Crowd Out Morals on the Boston Review. His argument generates discussion and gives readers food for thought about how they feel about these issues. [...]

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 with Tavis Smiley [Video]

Tavis Smiley

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 [...]

The Today Show: Paying Children to Read [Video]

Today Show

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Michael Sandel visits The Today Show to discuss topics from his new book, What Money Can’t Buy. Should parents pay their children to read? How much money per book? Is this the same as subsidizing higher education? Watch Michael discuss this issue and [...]

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.