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Michael Sandel

In Trayvon's Memory, Who Should We 'Profile' Now?

Jim Sleeper | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

People like George Zimmerman, who imagine that they can save the republic by pointing guns at one another, are promoting its dissolution. There are other ways to stand our ground, starting with profiling members of today's real pediocracy.

Gregory Beyer: 'Thou Common Whore of Mankind,' and Other Shakespeare Lines About our Messed-Up Relationship with Money

Gregory Beyer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
Gregory Beyer

In addition to his timeless observations on love and death and empire and pretty much every other aspect of the human experience, Shakespeare devoted quite a bit of ink to money and how it affects us.

Celebrities Talk Money And Shakespeare At NYC's Public Theater

AP | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — An all-star line-up including Matt Damon, Alan Alda and Vanessa Redgrave will be featured in a night of readings and a town hall disc...

An Unseen cost of Sequester: Closing Public Service

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Leslie Gerwin

As more of our best and brightest are lured into the private sector, many into lucrative but socially unproductive jobs, we reduce the prestige and desirability of government service. This could have devastating effects for the future.

Irony: Mitt Romney Profited From the Auto Bailout That He Opposed

Phillip Martin | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Phillip Martin

A unifying theme at the Democratic National Convention was Mitt Romney's opposition to the auto bailout. But did Mr. Romney somehow cash in on the very auto rescue that he publicly opposed under the headline Let Detroit Go Bankrupt? Yes, and here's how.

Does the Invisible Hand Really Know Best?

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Books
Jeffrey Abelson

Is the free market really free? Or does it come at the expense of civic values we neglect at our peril? That's one of many questions I found myself pondering after reading What Money Can't Buy by Michael J. Sandel.

The Danger Of Letting Markets Control Everything

Wall Street Journal | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

Economists don't really like presents. They think they are irrational. No gift giver can know what another person wants most, and any present is just ...

What Money Can't Buy: The Skyboxification of American Life

Michael Sandel | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Sandel

At a time of rising inequality, the marketization of everything means that people of affluence and people of modest means lead increasingly separate lives. You might call it the skyboxification of American life. It's not good for democracy, nor is it a satisfying way to live.

Happiness In 'Omelas' Depends on the Suffering of a Single Child. Could You Live With That?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.06.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

My site went on vacation for a few weeks in August. A lot can happen in a few weeks, and a lot did. But what stands out is a two-week course in Comput...

Stephen Colbert Talks Philosophy With Harvard Prof

Posted 09.20.2011 | College

Things got academic on Wednesday night's Colbert Report, as the funnyman interviewed Harvard professor Michael Sandel -- or maybe it was the other way...

Arianna On Whether Obama Has Saved Or Betrayed Progressive Politics In America (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 09.01.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Has Obama saved or betrayed progressive politics in America? A conversation with Arianna Huffington and Michael Sandel in the video below. Read a reca...

LIVEBLOG: Aspen Ideas Festival 2011

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.13.2013 | Denver

HuffPost is live at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2011. We will be live-blogging sessions as the weekend progresses. Check back often for updates, featur...

Hard Questions In Hard Times

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Eldering, as a way of thinking about mid-life leadership, is based on the notion 'wisdom in action.' Our vision is for the Boomer generation to take responsibility for our society and our world and "clean up the mess" before we die.