THOUGHT LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: THE MORAL LIMITS OF MARKETS
Join the Sustainable Atlanta program at the Center for Civic Innovation and Net Impact Professionals for a lively discussion!
Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades?
Should we put a price on human life to decide how much pollution to allow?
What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons, auctioning admission to elite universities, or selling citizenship to immigrants who are willing to pay?
In recent decades, market values have crowded out nonmarket norms in almost every aspect of life. Without quite realizing it, author Michael J. Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society.
In his New York Times bestseller What Money Can't Buy, Sandel takes up one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Isn’t there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? What are the moral limits of markets?
6pm - 6:30pm
Refreshments and social time
6:30pm - 8pm
Group discussion of 'The Motal Limits of Markets'
Melonie Tharpe, Center for Civic Innovation
Rebecca Posey, Net Impact Atlanta