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“What Isn’t for Sale?” New essay from Michael Sandel


Michael Sandel (who re-introduced TEDsters to the art of civilized debate in the talk above) makes a provocative argument in this month’s Atlantic: Without quite realizing it — without ever deciding to do so — we drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. The difference is this: A market economy is []

The lost art of democratic debate: Michael Sandel on TED.com


Democracy thrives on civil debate, Michael Sandel says — but we’re shamefully out of practice. He leads a fun refresher, with TEDsters sparring over a recent Supreme Court case (PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin) whose outcome reveals the critical ingredient in justice. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 19:42) Watch Michael []