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The Courier: Michael Sandel to Deliver 2014 Adam Smith Lecture in Kirkcaldy

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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.  

The Guardian: This Much I Know

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Michael Sandel is featured in the The Guardian’s “This Much I Know” series, in which celebrities share the lessons that life has taught them.  Sandel discusses philosophy, Judaism, economics, income disparities, and technology, among other things in his profile. Photo Courtesy of The Guardian

Michael Sandel Interviewed on Australian Radio

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Michael Sandel argues in his latest book that just about every area of life—from family to work, and from education to law—is deemed to have a market value.  Ours is a world in which everything is for sale.  Listen to the interview here.

Project Syndicate: Year in Review 2012

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                              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]

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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]

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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.

The Korea Times: Sandel Calls for Education for All

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    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]

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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 [...]

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