Michael Sandel: Why Merit is Destroying Democracy

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Amid the backdrop of rising inequality, the belief in merit has lead to condescension among the winners and a harsh sense of humiliation among those left behind. This is destroying the common good, according to Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel. He makes the case for a new way of thinking about success and failure in, "The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?"
Episode:
Is America Dangerously Divided?
Related tags:
Society
Aired:
Sep 23, 2020
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