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

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    Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University. His work has been the subject of television series on PBS and the BBC. His recent books include theNew York Times bestseller Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?.
    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 fromhaving 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, inWhat Money Can’t Buy, he provokes a debate that’s been missing in our market-driven age: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society, and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets do not honor and money cannot buy?

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    ISBN 9780374533656
    Genre PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
    Format Paperback
    Pages 244
    Publisher Date 2013-04-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.48 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Moral Limits of Markets
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Sandel, Michael J.
    Country of Origin United States

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