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Watch: Do Those on Top Deserve Their Success?

Many people who find themselves on the wrong side of growing inequality feel the system is stacked against them. But who deserves to succeed? Should we reward talent and hard work? If so, what do we do about those left behind? Do they deserve their fate, too? And is talent, in fact, little more than luck?

Using a pioneering digital facility at Harvard Business School, Professor Michael Sandel is joined by 60 people from nearly 40 different countries. Together they look for answers to these tough questions; questions which lie behind some of the biggest political stories of the moment.

Audience producer: Louise Coletta
Producer: David Edmonds
Editor: Richard Knight
Video editor: Chris Eyre

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34 minutes