Why We Shouldn’t Trust Markets with our Civic Life

Why We Shouldn’t Trust Markets with our Civic Life

“The marketization of everything sharpens the sting of inequality and its social and civic consequence.” Michael Sandel

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? via Ted.com

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