2013 Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum
on Faith, Ethics and Global Society

What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
with Michael Sandel

September 25, 2013
7 p.m. Alice Jepson Theater, Modlin Center for the Arts

This year’s Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum will ask, is everything for sale? Join Michael Sandel as we investigate the intersection of ethics and economics to consider how markets impact the public good.

The issue:

Dr. Sandel will engage one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Isn’t there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don’t belong? What are the moral limits of markets? What do our choices say about human dignity?

The challenge:

What would it mean to engage directly with one another in healthy debate about the things we care about? Dr. Sandel will challenge us to think more broadly about the choices we make and how they impact what he calls “the good society.” In addition, he will help us consider how we can protect the moral and civic goods that markets do not honor and money cannot buy.

This event is free and open to the public. No reservation is required. For more information, contact Emily Cobb, director of multifaith initiatives, at ecobb@richmond.edu or (804) 289-8500.