LOCATION: OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, ROOM 2-198
TOPIC: What Money Can't, or Shouldn't, Buy
Facilitator: Moses Klein
Are there things that should not be allowed to be bought and sold? Why or why not? What spheres of life do we want to keep separate from the economic realm? Does a notion of civic duty or civic virtue suffer if its expression becomes a marketable commodity?
Some examples for consideration: sex; citizenship; childrens' study habits; exemption from jury duty; prepared wedding toasts; voting; authorization to store waste. (This list is not exhaustive.)
This Forum was inspired by a program on The Agenda with Steve Peikin, featuring Michael Sandel, author of The Moral Limits of Markets. The program aired on October 24th and is available online at http://theagenda.tvo.org/episode/183840/the-true-cost.