Found 7 article(s) for author 'Michael Sandel'

Populism, Liberalism, and Democracy

Populism, Liberalism, and Democracy. Michael Sandel, March 13, 2018, Paper, “The right-wing populism ascendant today is a symptom of the failure of progressive politics. Central to this failure is the uncritical embrace of a neo-liberal version of globalization that benefits those at the top but leaves ordinary citizens feeling disempowered. Progressive parties are unlikely to win back public support unless they learn from the populist protest that has displaced them —not by replicating its xenophobia and strident nationalism, but by taking seriously the legitimate grievances with which these ugly sentiments are entangled. These grievances are not only economic but also moral and cultural; they are not only about wages and jobs but also about social esteem.Link

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Michael Sandel: The more things money can buy, the harder it is to be poor

Michael Sandel: The more things money can buy, the harder it is to be poor. Michael Sandel, January 7, 2015. “Video, Over the last few decades we’ve become a market society where almost everything is up for sale – there are cash incentives for doctors who diagnose dementia patients and for teachers whose students get better exam results. The problem, says Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel, is that where money determines access to necessities such as health and education, inequality matters more than it otherwise would…” Link

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Michael J. Sandel: Balance the principle of merit with inclusiveness

Michael J. Sandel: Balance the principle of merit with inclusiveness. Michael Sandel, January 22, 2014, Opinion. “Michael J. Sandel, an American political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University who runs a hugely popular course called Rs.Justice’, in an interview on Wednesday raised concerns about the existing procedures for selecting students at elite institutes in India. He also said that reservations and quotas help create a more inclusive society by lifting up groups that are truly disadvantaged…Link verified April 3, 2014

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

Michael Sandel: Why we shouldn’t trust markets with our civic life. Michael Sandel, October 8, 2013, Video. “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? Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard, exploring some of the most hotly contested moral and political issues of our time…” Link verified March 28, 2014

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Michael Sandel interview: the marketization of everything is undermining democracy

Michael Sandel interview: the marketization of everything is undermining democracy. Michael Sandel, May 22, 2013, Opinion. “In this short and lucid polemic, Sandel describes a culture that has developed in the west — over the past three decades — that puts market principles above all else. In such a society, solid values like virtue, decency and friendship, he argues, are being jeopardized by the lure of monetary compensation. Sandel believes, at the very least, these values should be an intrinsic part of any functioning democracy, regardless of how wealthy a society becomes…..” Link verified June 19, 2014

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

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets. Michael Sandel, April 2, 2013, Book. “There are some things money can’t buy, but these days, not many. Today, almost everything is up for sale. Here are a few examples: A prison cell upgrade: $82 per night. In Santa Ana, California, and some other cities, nonviolent offenders can pay for better accommodations—a clean, quiet jail cell, away from the cells for nonpaying prisoners. Access to the car pool lane while driving solo: $8 during rush hour. Minneapolis and other cities are trying to ease traffic congestion by letting solo drivers pay to drive in car pool lanes, at rates that vary according to traffic…” Link 

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