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Michael Sandel’s Video Series: What Money Can’t Buy

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Michael J. 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,including in China, where Sandel was named the “most influential foreign figure of the year.” (China Newsweek) Sandel’s recent books, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets and Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?, have sold millions of copies around the world

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Michael J. 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,including in China, where Sandel was named the “most influential foreign figure of the year.” (China Newsweek)

Sandel’s recent books, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets and Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?, have sold millions of copies around the world and inspired public debate about the big moral and civic questions of our time.

Sandel’s lectures have been the subject of television series on PBS, the BBC, NHK (Japan), and NDTV (India). He has appeared on The Colbert Report, the Today Show, Morning Joe, and Charlie Rose, and currently hosts “The Public Philosopher,” a popular BBC series that explores the philosophical questions lying behind the headlines.

Described by the Guardian as “the man who is currently the most effective communicator of ideas in English,” Sandel’s lively, down-to-earth way of engaging audiences has brought him “the kind of popularity usually reserved for Hollywood movie stars and NBA players.” (China Daily)

Sandel’s lecture tours have taken him across five continents and packed venues such 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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Miles Kimball
Miles Kimball is Professor of Economics and Survey Research at the University of Michigan. Politically, Miles is an independent who grew up in an apolitical family. He holds many strong opinions—open to revision in response to cogent arguments—that do not line up neatly with either the Republican or Democratic Party.

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