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What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

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ISBN: 9780374533656
Author(s): Michael J. Sandel
Format: Paperback
Year: 2013
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Dimensions: 137 x 208 x 18 (w x l x h)
Pages: 244
Series: Farrar, Strauà and Giroux

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A renowned political philosopher rethinks the role that markets and money should play in our society
Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we put a price on human life to decide how much pollution to allow? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons, auctioning admission to elite universities, or selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay?
In his "New York Times" bestseller "What Money Can't Buy," Michael J. Sandel takes up one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Isn't there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don't belong? What are the moral limits of markets?
In recent decades, market values have crowded out nonmarket norms in almost every aspect of life. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from "having "a market economy to "being "a market society.
In "Justice," an international bestseller, Sandel showed himself to be a master at illuminating, with clarity and verve, the hard moral questions we confront in our everyday lives. Now, in "What Money Can't Buy," he provokes a debate that's b Please click here to ask a question
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