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HAT FORUM Sat Nov 17, OISE 11am- 1pm

HAT Forum, Saturday, November 17, 11am - 1pm
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

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.