Friday, February 20, 2009
...through the lens of discussions with University of Chicago faculty and students. (To see the picture, you may need to "x" out the box to the right of the screen, depending on your browser.) Much of the program is in English, with Dutch subtitles. 25-30 minutes in, Douglas Baird calls for the firing squad for former Merrill Lynch CEO Stan O'Neal, while I lock horns with my esteemed colleague and able apologist for capitalism Todd Henderson; and in the 37-47 minute range Martha Nussbaum and Eric Posner, along with students, debate competing moral perspectives on the financial crisis. The Chicago law and philosophy students do a great job throughout, and bring some compelling personal stories to the discussion.