Repercussions of Government Actions

Repercussions of Government Actions

Michael Sandel

8.3.2006

Michael Sandel

Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught political philosophy since 1980. He is the author of “Liberalism and the Limits of Justice,” “Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy,” “Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics,” and “The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering.” The recipient of three honorary degrees, he has received fellowships from the Carnegie Corporation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, leads a discussion with Clinton School students about healthcare reform at a national and state levels. Sandel talks about creating a healthcare maintenance system that would allow various communities to decide how healthcare could be administered by each community’s priorities and needs. He also talks about state ownership of lotteries, preventing privatization of the industry with few exceptions and whether this is justifiable. Sandel answers questions about the War in Iraq and his opinions on how that has affected the American people.