Our special guest on today’s show -presented from Cornwall – is Harvard Professor and Reith Lecturer Michael Sandel.
Here’s a few questions he’s putting to you :
Do you think the market should decide everything ?
How about paying for soldiers – mercenaries if you like – to defend your country regardless of their nationality ?
Or if you live in the developed world, how about paying for someone in the developing world to have your baby for you ?
Why is someone who can tell jokes on television paid a fortune while a nurse who saves lives paid a comparative pittance ?
Are there some principles of justice that exist independent of what markets promote ? or is an outcome chosen by the market “necessarily just”. ?
To those of you who are angry at bankers bonuses : Are you riled because it’s public money ? or simply because of the scale ? or because you personally are going through bad times and you don’t care what they get as long as you are doing well.?
Professor Sandel will be here, Ros will be in Cornwall and you’ll be answering his questions.