Tuesday Talk: Markets in Everything?

Michael Sandel describes the prevalence of the market mechanism throughout society, and asks us to consider the potential (sometimes unintended) impacts of applying the principles of the marketplace to everything from upgrading your prison cell to incentivizing second graders to read books. And perhaps most importantly, on how the ubiquitousness of the market mechanism affects democracy.

“The marketization of everything sharpens the sting of inequality and its social and civic consequence.”

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