The Adam Smith Lecture is an event marked to celebrate the life and work of Scottish moralist and pioneer of political Economy, Adam Smith. Revered as the “most relevant living philosopher” today, Michael Sandel is set to speak at the Adam Smith Theatre, Tuesday, April 29.
LiveMint recently interviewed Michael Sandel regarding his belief that we need to find ways to share economic growth amongst the population to ensure everyone has access to basic human necessities. Sandel also discusses the recent actions of India’s political parties and the role students play in India’s society. Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
In March, Michael Sandel gave a rousing series of lectures at the London School of Economics. These lectures, recorded by BBC, and consolidated into the program The Public Philosopher, are publicly available. In these audio segments, Michael Sandel brings up numerous issues facing the world today. From the university selection process to public health, [...]
Millions of people have watch Michael Sandel lecture about justice and were challenged to explain their own moral views. Students from all around the world discuss the topics Michael has brought up in his book, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do, and now, What Money Can’t Buy. Read some discussions between Sandel and [...]