The Harvard Gazette takes a look at how Michael Sandel created one of the most famous courses in Harvard’s history.
Professor Sandel recently spoke at the Research Centre for Human Values at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
In this op-ed piece, Paul B. Farell takes on Professor Sandel’s theories on how capitalism is affecting modern morality and fueling inequality.
Professor Michael Sandel’s series on Radio 4, “The Public Philosopher,” is now available for on iTunes. Listen as Professor Sandel examines such topics as voting, morality and the state, immigration, national guilt, and more.
Recently Professor Sandel had the opportunity to speak at George Washington University, lecturing on the dilemma of ethics in a market economy.
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?’
According to philosopher John Rawls, it’s not fair if the children of poor parents have much lower prospects in life than the children of rich parents merely because of the family they were born into; therefore, steep inheritance taxes are justified. Do you agree?
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?
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.