Moral Vacancy – Michael Sandel

Moral Vacancy

Michael Sandel is a political philosopher who teaches at Harvard University. Hopefully you can read this scan from my notebook, but in summary, Michael is arguing that viewing economics as a value free science has led to a moral vacancy that silences any discussion of the moral and ethical role of our economic systems. He considers that economics should be more correctly seen as a branch of political philosophy, which would put it at the service of our (enlightened) socio-political aspirations.