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Debra Satz

Debra Satz is Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and coauthor of the forthcoming Economic Analysis, Moral Philosophy and the Public.


Remembering Kenneth Arrow

Debra Satz
 Ethicists, economists, and others have developed a set of useful tools for deciding what to do when economic, environmental, and social values conflict. 
Debra Satz, Mark Budolfson, Blake Francis, Hyunseop Kim

The writers—including Nobel Laureate in Economics Kenneth Arrow and bestselling authors Paul and Anne Ehrlich—lay out what our country’s principles are, whether we’re living up to them, and what can be done to bring our institutions into better alignment with them.

David B. Grusky, Rob Reich, Debra Satz, Doug McAdam

Forum Responses

Markets raise philosophical questions, not just economic ones.
Debra Satz
I agree with Danielle Allen that we have lost focus on the civic purpose of education. I also agree that civic preparedness is critical to democracy, so I enthusiastically endorse her approach....
Debra Satz
Paul Bloom points out that we value certain goods for their intrinsic meaning—in particular for their histories—and not for their mere use or to flaunt our status. I agree. One of my...
Debra Satz
The Egalitarian Intuition Michael Sandel focuses his argument about the moral limits of markets on corruption instead of fairness: markets have the potential not only to corrupt certain goods but also to...
Debra Satz
Consider some facts: the 400 wealthiest Americans have more money than the bottom 50 percent of all Americans combined. Between 1979 and 2007, the incomes of the top 1 percent of the...
Debra Satz, Rob Reich

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