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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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Improving Dialogue with Technology [Video]

Delhi

As part of Michael Sandel’s tour of Asia, he stopped in Delhi to give a lecture about overcoming societal problems by bridging communication through the use of technology. This lecture was the inaugural lecture in India’s National Innovation Council’s series of public lectures. Sandel notes that projects like the National Knowledge Network can be used [...]

Harvard Gazette: A Class Open to the World

International Justice Screenshot

                    With today’s evolving technology, many things are now possible that weren’t a few years ago. Michael Sandel brings his live classes to the international community through the power of video chat. His moral and political philosophy course Justice, taught within the walls of Sander’s Theatre [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Vanity Fair Logo

  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 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 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 [...]