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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x190 Michael Sandel: Why we shouldn't trust markets with our civic life
TV-PG

  • 2013-10-07T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

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?

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