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

TED Global
Publication Date:
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 15:43
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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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