What is a fair society

1 Justice and the Moral Limits of Markets

Speaker: Professor Michael J. Sandel Chair: Professor Julian Le Grand This event was recorded on 12 October 2009 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building The financial crisis raises hard questions about justice, ethics, and the role of markets. In this lecture, Michael Sandel will examine the moral limits of markets, one of the themes of his new book, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?


2 HLS in the World | Markets and Morals with Michael Sandel

Gepubliceerd op 14 nov. 2017

What should be the roles of money and markets in a just society? Are there some things that money should not be able to buy? During Harvard Law School’s bicentennial summit, political philosopher Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor Government Theory, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, discussed the controversial uses of markets in areas such as health, education, environmental protection, politics, and law. Richard H. Fallon Jr., Story Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, served as faculty host.
The Markets and Morals session was part of the HLS in the World bicentennial summit which took place at Harvard Law School on Friday, October 27, 2017. Read more: http://200.hls.harvard.edu/
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3 Adam Smith Lecture 2014 || Professor Michael Sandel


Gepubliceerd op 4 mrt. 2019

Prof. Michael J. Sandel, Professor of Government at Harvard University, delivers a talk at Adam Smith Lecture 2014

4 BBC Radio’s The Public Philosopher with Michael Sandel | Institute of Politics

Gepubliceerd op 31 okt. 2012

Live-taped for the BBC program, The Public Philosopher, Michael J. Sandel, Harvard University’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, engaged the audience in a lively debate about healthcare policy, social welfare, and the philosophical meaning of the American Dream.

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5 Michael Sandel: The lost art of democratic debate



Gepubliceerd op 8 jun. 2010

Democracy thrives on civil debate, Michael Sandel says — but we’re shamefully out of practice. He leads a fun refresher, with TEDsters sparring over a recent Supreme Court case (PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin) whose outcome reveals the critical ingredient in justice.

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6 Public Service and the Future of Democracy

Gepubliceerd op 15 aug. 2015
In association with The John Smith Centre for Public Service at University of Glasgow and Carnegie UK Trust

Hailed as the most popular political philosopher of his generation and a legend in the lecture hall who regularly draws audiences of thousands, Professor Michael J Sandel will give a keynote speech on the subject of Public Service and the Future of Democracy followed by a question and answer session chaired by the Presiding Officer.

The Harvard professor is one of the best known American public intellectuals. His Harvard lectures fascinate students eager to discuss the big questions of modern political life: bioethics, torture, rights versus responsibilities, the value we put on things. He is famed for his course ‘Justice’, which he has delivered for two decades and is now available as a 12-part TV series with companion website and book: ‘Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?’ In his newest book, ‘What Money Can’t Buy’, he challenges the idea that markets are morally neutral.

His on-going series ‘The Public Philosopher’ can be heard on BBC Radio 4, which also broadcast his Reith Lectures in 2009. His programme ‘Justice: A Citizen’s Guide to the 21st Century’ was seen on BBC Four, and he has taken his electrifying lectures on a global tour across five continents to great acclaim. In 2010, China Newsweek named him the “most influential foreign figure of the year” in China.

“His desire to pay testament to all shades of opinion is what transforms his lectures from an intellectual presentation into a civic event. If politics often leaves us feeling bad, Sandel is a political philosopher who makes us think about what it means to be good.” The Observer

Professor Sandel’s ‘Justice’ course at Harvard is the most popular of its kind and has been viewed by millions around the world.

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7 Michael Sandel: Why we shouldn’t trust markets with our civic life

Gepubliceerd op 7 okt. 2013

In the past three decades, says Michael Sandel, the US has drifted from a market economy to a market society; it’s fair to say that an American’s experience of shared civic life depends on how much money they have. (Three key examples: access to education, access to justice, political influence.) In a talk and audience discussion, Sandel asks us to think honestly on this question: In our current democracy, is too much for sale?

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8 HARDtalk – Michael Sandel: Part 1

Gepubliceerd op 14 mei 2013

Michael Sandel is a philosopher with the global profile of a rock star. His argument that commercial markets are increasingly entering all parts of life, and are becoming more and more destructive, has won him a worldwide following. But are commercial interests and financial incentives really that much more intrusive these days and, if so, how do you draw up the rules for the moral limits of markets?

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9 HARDtalk Michael Sandel Part 2

Gepubliceerd op 14 mei 2013

Michael Sandel is a philosopher with the global profile of a rock star. His argument that commercial markets are increasingly entering all parts of life, and are becoming more and more destructive, has won him a worldwide following. But are commercial interests and financial incentives really that much more intrusive these days and, if so, how do you draw up the rules for the moral limits of markets?

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10 Davos 2017 – An Insight, An Idea with Michael Sandel


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Gepubliceerd op 18 jan. 2017

A conversation with philosopher and best-selling author Michael Sandel on the moral predicament of democratic capitalism, and where to go from here
 – Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University, USA Interviewed by – Gillian R. Tett, Managing Editor, US, Financial Times, USA

11 Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

Gepubliceerd op 13 jun. 2017

“Ideas can and do change the world,” says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea’s 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.

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12 Michael Sandel: What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

Gepubliceerd op 4 mrt. 2013

Everything today can be bought – even moral, civic and educational activities. Hear Harvard Professor Michael Sandel share how we’ve shifted from a market economy to a market society, and join the debate on whether there’s anything money shouldn’t buy.

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13The Moral Limits of Markets

Gepubliceerd op 4 dec. 2013

A special event with Harvard professor and Institute for New Economic Thinking Senior Fellow Michael Sandel.

Sandel discusses his recent book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, in conversation with students, Institute President Rob Johnson, and Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones.

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14 The Public Philosopher at Sydney Writers’ Festival 2013

Gepubliceerd op 2 jul. 2013

Harvard philosopher and rock-star moralist Michael Sandel in conversation with Julian Morrow. Up for discussion: the question of whether social justice is dead; the future of global education; online learning; the prospects for global public discourse; and the idea of the ‘common good’ in an age of markets. Sandel’s new book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, is considered ‘one of the most important exercises in public philosophy in many years’.

15 What Money Can’t Buy – Public debate with Michael Sandel at St Paul’s Cathedral

Gepubliceerd op 30 mei 2012

Prof Michael Sandel discusses the topic of his latest book ‘What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets’ with Bishop Peter Selby, Stephanie Flanders and Prof Julian Le Grand under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral.

The event was organised by St Paul’s Institute, in conjunction with the London School of Economics and Political Science, JustShare and Penguin UK.

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16 Democracy and the Common Good: What do we Value? with Michael Sandel (2018)

Gepubliceerd op 11 jun. 2018
Recent political developments in the West have led many to question whether liberal politics is in terminal decline, replaced by a polarised and polemical discourse that breeds exclusion and resentment. St Paul’s Institute series ‘Democracy and the Common Good’ seeks to ask how a common good approach can be applied to certain spheres of public policy to help shape an inclusive society which better reflects the values of the people in it.

With the help of an audience of 90 students, Harvard Philosophy professor Michael Sandel asks whether globalisation and inequality have eroded the bonds that hold communities together. Are we citizens of the world, or is a citizen of the world a citizen of nowhere?

This pubic debate took place under the Dome of St Paul’s Cathedral on 19th March 2018.

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17 2012 – Learning from Mistakes on the Way to Tomorrow – Professor Michael Sandel


Gepubliceerd op 3 jul. 2012

The fourth Israeli Presidential Conference, Facing Tomorrow 2012. Plenary: Learning from Mistakes on the Way to Tomorrow. Speaker: Professor Michael Sandel

18 Justice with Michael Sandel – BBC: Justice: Collective responsibility

Gepubliceerd op 13 jun. 2011

To register for the 2015 course, visit https://www.edx.org/course/justice-ha….
Should this generation of Germans take responsibility for addressing the evils perpetrated by their grandparents’ generation during the Holocaust? Should this generation of Americans take responsibility for remedying the injustice of slavery? This excerpt from the BBC documentary “Justice: A Citizen’s Guide to the 21st Century” asks whether moral responsibility can be collective as well as individual.

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19 A New Politics of Hope | Michael Sandel | RSA Replay

Gepubliceerd op 13 dec. 2018

Decades of increasing inequality, globalisation, technological change, unfettered markets and technocratic politics have given rise to ever more polarisation and populist sentiment. How do we gain a better, wiser politics in the context of these 21st century challenges? Can the progressive parties reconcile the concerns of the disenfranchised and angry without succumbing to xenophobia and anti-outsider sentiment? What are the new ideas and solutions that will help us?Renowned political philosopher Michael Sandel delivers an exclusive address on the future of democracy and our place within it.

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20 Michael Sandel – Justice: What’s the right thing to do?

Gepubliceerd op 8 mrt. 2010

Justice: Whats the right thing to do? Michael Sandel visits the RSA to argue for a new commitment to citizenship and the common good.

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21 An Ethics Lesson with Michael Sandel on Q&A March 2018

Oliver Damian
Gepubliceerd op 28 mrt. 2018

Monday 26 March, 2018 A Night with Michael Sandel

Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. He has been described as “the most relevant living philosopher,” a “rock-star moralist,”(Newsweek) and “currently the most popular professor in the world.”(Die Zeit)

His writings—on justice, ethics, democracy, and markets–have been translated into 27 languages. His legendary course “Justice” is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television. It has been viewed by tens of millions of people around the world, including in China, where Michael was named the “most influential foreign figure of the year.” (China Newsweek)

Michael’s books relate the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of our time. They include What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets; Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?; The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering; and Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy.

His BBC series “The Public Philosopher” explores the philosophical ideas lying behind the headlines with audiences around the world, including a discussion of violence against women, recorded in India, and a debate about democracy in Britain’s Parliament. In Brazil, he recently led a debate on corruption and the ethics of everyday life that reached an audience of 19 million on Globo TV. On NHK, Japan’s national television network, he led a discussion with students from China, Japan, and South Korea on history and moral responsibility.

Michael has been a pioneer in the use of new technology to promote global public discourse. In a new BBC series, “The Global Philosopher” Michael leads video-linked discussions with participants from over 30 countries on issues such as immigration and climate change.

Michael has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Oxford, and given the Kellogg Lecture on Jurisprudence at the U.S. Library of Congress. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Michael’s lecture tours have taken him across five continents and packed such venues as St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), the Sydney Opera House (Australia), and an outdoor stadium in Seoul (S. Korea), where 14,000 people came to hear him speak.

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22 A Night with Michael Sandel – Q&A | 26 March 2018

Live gestreamd op 26 mrt. 2018
Monday, 26 March 2018

Panellist: Michael Sandel, Political Philosopher, Harvard University.

Our panelist discussed Trump ethics, refugee dilemma, democracy & populism, privacy and market, human life and common good vs individualism.


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23 Debate: The Michael (Porter) v. Michael (Sandel) Business Enlightenment Roadshow (exclusive video)

Gepubliceerd op 4 okt. 2013

After Michael Sandel and Michael Porter each took their turn on the TEDGlobal stage, host Chris Anderson brought them together onstage for a short debate. Or do they really disagree after all? Watch and see … Watch Michael Sandel’s TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_sand… Watch Michael Porter’s TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_port…

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24 MetroFocus Web Extra | Michael Sandel on the Justice of Education

Gepubliceerd op 26 jul. 2012

Harvard professor Michael Sandel spoke recently at WNET’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning, where he explored moral dilemmas facing education. Read more: http://bit.ly/IZgzCt

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25 The Failure of Liberal Politics

Gepubliceerd op 28 sep. 2017

“The rise of right wing populism represents the failure of liberal and progressive politics,” says Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel. He joins The Agenda to diagnose the failure of liberal politics, the decline of civic life, and what liberals need to know in the age of anger and populism.

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26 Interview met Michael Sandel | Change Your Mind

Gepubliceerd op 20 aug. 2018

Professor is Michael Sandel is afraid that people will take as given the polarisation in contemporary democratic politics. The moral rockstar was in the Netherlands for the taping of our new show Change Your Mind.
For more see human.nl/changeyourmind
Professor Michael Sandel is bang dat de verdeeldheid in de samenleving een vanzelfsprekendheid wordt. De moral rockstar was in Nederland voor de opnames van Change Your Mind.

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27 “Public Apologies: Should we atone for the sins of our predecessors?”, NHK (2014)


Gepubliceerd op 13 jan. 2017

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28 A Market for Votes?


Gepubliceerd op 16 nov. 2018

Michael Sandel and Joe Stiglitz discuss why selling votes is bad for democracy, and how individual self-interest doesn’t always serve the public good
In this full-length interview from What Money Can’t Buy, political philosopher Michael Sandel and Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz discuss the limits of market mechanisms.

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29 Michael J. Sandel and George Soros with Christoper Stone

Gepubliceerd op 30 mrt. 2010

When is an Open Society also a Just Society?
Highlights of the Discussion:
George Soros
Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Institute
Michael J. Sandel
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard

Christopher Stone
Moderator, Hauser Center Faculty Director and
Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice
October 19, 2009
Weil Town Hall
Hauser Center of Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University

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30 Exclusive interview with Harvard philosophy professor Michael Sandel

27 jul. 2016

Michael Sandel, professor at Harvard University, was nicknamed as one of “the most relevant philosophers of today.” His online course “Justice” has created a buzz around the world, which won him a legion of admirers. In an interview with CCTVNEWS’ anchor Tian Wei, Sandel suggested that anger toward immigrants around the world comes from people’s lack of control for forces that govern their lives, the sense of oneself being unimportant and lack of respect from others. Watch the interview for more.

31 ATM Shredder



4 apr. 2011


An ATM and a shredder had a bastard child that upsets people trying to get some money. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!