#021 Moral Money With Adam Smith and Jennifer Morton

 Jennifer Morton and Monica McCarthy at Caveat. Live illustrations by Visuals For Change. Photography by Shot By Rod

Jennifer Morton and Monica McCarthy at Caveat. Live illustrations by Visuals For Change. Photography by Shot By Rod

No society can surely be flourishing and happy of which by far the greater part of the numbers are poor and miserable.
— Adam Smith

Does morality have a role to play in economics? In this episode you’ll learn what philosophy professor Dr. Jennifer Morton has to say about the ethical costs of upward mobility, and how Adam Smith changed the way we think about economic distribution and decision making today. #thehappierhour

IN THIS EPISODE:

Jennifer Morton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at CCNY

A Theory of Justice by John Rawls

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? - Adam Smith

BOOKS BY ADAM SMITH

The Wealth Of Nations

The Theory Of Moral Sentiments


QUESTION OF THE EPISODE:

How would you design a society if you didn’t know who you would end up being in that society?
— QUESTION OF THE EPISODE

ABOUT JENNIFER MORTON

Jennifer Morton is an assistant professor of philosophy at the City College of New York and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University and her A.B. from Princeton University. In 2017, she was awarded the inaugural Scheffler Prize for her work in Philosophy of Education by the American Philosophical Society. When she is not teaching and writing, she moonlights as an ethicist on Pickle, a WNYC podcast for kids. She was born and grew up in Lima, Peru.