Political philosopher Michael Sandel speaks on market morals Thursday at U of M

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.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Roger Forsberg on 04/20/2011 - 02:03 pm.

    It’s ALWAYS gratifying & rewarding to get a philosopher’s opinions about free markets, finance, other people’s lives & activities! Will he also be sharing his opinions about fashion?

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