Public Debate with Michael Sandel - What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don't belong? What are the moral limits of markets?
Date: Wednesday 23rd May 2012
Time: 6.30-8pm (6pm doors)
Venue: St Paul's Cathedral, EC4M 8AD
Speaker: Professor Michael Sandel
Discussants: Rt Revd Peter Selby, Prof Julian Le Grand, Stephanie Flanders
Chair: Ann Pettifor
This event is free and open to all.
Noted public philosopher and Harvard professor Michael J. Sandel will explore some of these pressing questions in discussion with Bishop Peter Selby (author of Grace and Mortgage), Stephanie Flanders (Economics Editor, BBC) and Julian Le Grand (Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, LSE). The event will be chaired by Ann Pettifor (Director, PRIME – Policy Research In Macroeconomics).

St Paul's Cathedral is delighted to host a public debate on this vital topic within a sacred space in order to explore the intersection between faith, morality and markets and the power that money has in our lives. Audience questions and comments will be taken. 

This public debate is being organised by St Paul’s Institute in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science, JustShare and Penguin UK. Copies of Michael Sandel's new book What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets will be available on the evening, and a book signing will take place following the event.

To register your interest as press, please contact with your name, publication, postal address and phone number (please note: this information will be sent to the LSE events team so that they can mail out tickets from the 11th May).



  1. I heard Sandel at Chautauqua last summer and became a fan, reading his books, watching his Harvard lectures. This should be a great event.

  2. Heh-heh, *I* heard Sandel at Chautauqua back in the 90s! He’s the shiznit.