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

Michael J. Sandel

Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? In What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is 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-medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be? In his New York Times bestseller Justice, 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 an essential discussion that we, in our market-driven age, need to have: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society-and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets don't honor and that money can't buy?

Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? In What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is 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-medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be? In his New York Times bestseller Justice, 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 an essential discussion that we, in our market-driven age, need to have: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society-and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets don't honor and that money can't buy?
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Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? In What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is 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-medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be? In his New York Times bestseller Justice, 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 an essential discussion that we, in our market-driven age, need to have: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society-and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets don't honor and that money can't buy?

Language:

English

Length:

7h 30m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:44


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:23


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:13


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:04


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:21


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:51