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INSIGHTS Revisited: What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J Sandel

Michael J Sandel, Harvard University

Date/Time: Tuesday 9 June 2020, 17:30 - 18:30

In 2013 political philosopher Michael J Sandel came to Newcastle and gave the Lord Patten Lecture on Social Renewal.

In this talk Professor Sandel examines how market values have come to define our lives in ways that aren't good for democracy or the quality of public or private life. He asks whether market values have spread into spheres of life where they don't belong and if this is corrupting ourselves, our society and our environment. Among the issues discussed are whether we should pay children to do their homework or if it is ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs.

Join us on Tuesday 9 June to watch the lecture with fellow audience members and take part in the conversation online.