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

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

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What Money Can't Buy is the Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller from 'the superstar philosopher', Michael SandelShould we financially reward children for good marks? Is it ethical to pay people to donate organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons or selling citizenship? In recent decades, market values have impinged on almost every aspect of life - medicine, education, government, law, even family life. We have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. In What Money Can't Buy Michael Sandel asks: Isn't there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? And how do we protect the things that really matter?'Brilliant, easily readable, beautifully delivered and often funny ... an indispensable book' David Aaronovitch, The Times'In a culture mesmerised by the market, Sandel's is the indispensable voice of reason' John Gray, New Statesman'Provocative and intellectually suggestive ... little less than a wake-up call' Rowan Williams, Prospect'A star philosopher ... entertaining and provocative' Diane Coyle, Independent 'Let's hope that What Money Can't Buy, by being so patient and accumulative in its argument and examples, marks a permanent shift in these debates' John Lanchester, GuardianMichael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University. His legendary 'Justice' course is the first Harvard course made freely available online (www.JusticeHarvard.org) and on television. Hiss work has been translated into 15 languages and been the subject of television series in the U.K., the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Sweden, and the Middle East. He has delivered the Tanner Lectures at Oxford and been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, Paris. In 2010, China Newsweek named him the "most influential foreign figure of the year" in China. Sandel was the 2009 BBC Reith Lecturer, and his most recent book Justice is an international bestseller.

BusinessBusiness & managementBusiness ethicsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophy Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 02/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9780241954485  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University. His legendary 'Justice' course is the first Harvard course made freely available online (www.JusticeHarvard.org) and on television. Hiss work has been translated into 15 languages and been the subject of television series in the U.K., the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Sweden, and the Middle East. He has delivered the Tanner Lectures at Oxford and been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, Paris. In 2010, China Newsweek named him the "most influential foreign figure of the year" in China. Sandel was the 2009 BBC Reith Lecturer, and his most recent book Justice is an international bestseller.

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This excellent book should really be titled, "What money shouldn't buy". It is clearly written with lots of interesting examples, not just common ones like surrogate motherhood and the trade in human organs, but more unusual ones like the single mother who had a corporate advertisement tattooed on her forehead to pay for her child's education. Absolutely the best thing about the book is that it provides clear criteria you can apply when faced with any situation where the encroachment of market values makes you feel uncomfortable: (a) are the buyer and seller entering into a truly free transaction, or is there an element of coercion (eg, through poverty)? and (b) are market values crowding out moral values, changing (for the worse) the way we perceive a particular activity? Michael Sandel has done a brilliant job in making moral philosophy both relevant and accessible.

- 07/06/2015
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ideal book for someone who is interested in exploring moral dilemmas.

- 25/01/2015
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