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1 FNU Tiffany Business 102 #11614 3 October 2016 Sandel, Michael J. (2009). Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux Central Theme “Would you kill one person to save the five others? Would it be the right thing to do?” asked by Michael J. Sandel in his book called “Justice”. Talking about equality started with the story “in summer of 2014” where the price gouging became the best debated issues among societies. The hurricane caused several damage to the society; the lives of people became demanded by the choices that they had. For example, seller charged higher price on a water, hotel and generator. Not only this happened, taxes and market became unstable. As Attorney General Crist in the “Justice” book stated “This is not the normal free market situation where willing buyers freely elect to enter into the marketplace and meet willing sellers, where a price is agreed upon based on supply demand.”(Sandel 5). This problem led to the question on whatever the market charged the right price for the people or the sellers took advantage of the natural disaster that happened at that time. Michael J. Sandel, a professor from Harvard University who wrote “Justice, What is the Right Thing to Do” for over 30 years had influenced many scholars and people around the world. In the first half book, he talked about the values of “Justice” that affected the politics, ethics and law under the influenced of Western societies. He presented the argument between an ancient philosopher and the modern philosopher in which utilitarian, liberal and communitarians perspective were used. He seeks to bring implicit arguments over justice into the open, and to persuade liberals that there is nothing wrong with being judgmental. In the debates ranging from affirmative action and surrogate parenting, Professor Sandel also talked about virtue and desert, not only by choice and compassion.
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