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Financial markets, Philosophy

Justice and The Moral Limits of Markets

Maybe some of you have heard or read about Michael J. Sandel already. He is Professor of Government at Harvard University and well respected for his publications on political philosophy. He is the author of the international bestseller Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?. His recent book What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets deals with ethical questions such as “Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale?”. Michael J. Sandel supports his ideas by giving memorable and consistent examples. I haven’t finished reading yet, but the introduction and first chapters of the book sound very promising to me.

Certainly I will share my thoughts with you after having finished reading his book, but at this time I would like to draw your attention to Michael J. Sandel’s course JUSTICE at Harvard, which was recorded and made freely available online here. If you are not yet familiar with his publications, I would recommend to start with the videos introductions. The website also features a platform to engange in discussions with people from around the world. I think some of the episodes are absolutely fantastic and thought-provocing.

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