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WHAT MONEY CAN'T BUY: The Moral Limits of Markets

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Sandel (Government/Harvard Univ.; Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?, 2010, etc.) sounds the alarm that the belief in a market economy diminishes moral thought.Taken to its extreme, a market economy dictates that any inanimate object, any animal, any human being can be bought and sold. That thinking justified human slavery in the United States until the end of the Civil War, but Sandel's ... Read full review

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

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Should we pay children 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? What about selling citizenship to immigrants who are willing to pay? In What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel invites you to join one of the most important ethical debates of our time. Describing our seismic shift from having ... Read full review

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User Review  - georgeslacombe - LibraryThing

What money can't buy is an essay written by philosopher Michael Sandel an ethics expert. Sandel is also a college teacher at Harvard and his classes on justice are available in internet and later ... Read full review

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User Review  - mldavis2 - LibraryThing

I am a big fan of Michael Sandel, Harvard professor of political philosophy. This book is a factual survey of the encroachment of advertising in American culture, and examines questions of ethical and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

There is very little left that money can't buy and the list of things that cannot be bought grows shorter by the day. That is the tragedy. I found myself frequently shaking my head in disgust as I read this book. When everything has a price, there will be nothing of value. Read full review

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Review: What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
Pretty interesting if you are into economics. Had to read it for class, but ended up really enjoying it. The only fault is that it gets pretty repetitive and sends the same message over and over in slightly differently ways.

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User Review  - dazzyj - LibraryThing

A lucid dissection of much that is wrong with today's market triumphalism. Read full review

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User Review  - PhilipKinsella - LibraryThing

Persuasive that markets distort values, but less clear where the limits should be. Read full review

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