Political philosopher and Harvard professor Micheal Sandel will speak Thursday to a big crowd at the University of Minnesota.
His topic: “Morals, Markets and Civic Life After the Financial Crisis.”
Some of the questions he’ll explore:
- Do bankers deserve to make hundreds of times what school teachers earn?
- Is the free market fair?
- What have we learned from the financial crisis?
- What is the role of markets in achieving the public good?
He’s speaking as part of the Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Lecture series.
The free lecture is Thursday from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 Fourth St. S., Minneapolis.
It’s general seating, first-come, first-served. And see for yourself if the Harvard people are right when they say Sandel was the physical model for Montgomery Burns on “The Simpsons.”
Sandel will sign his book “Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?” after the talk. There’s a video about Sandel’s work and classes on Amazon.com.
He does look like Mr. Burns.