Saturday, June 2, 2012

What Money Can't Buy

Here's another very relevant, thought-provoking book that I hope will get people talking:

"In What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, 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 non market norms in almost every aspect of life - medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without 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 market 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?" - from book descriptor on

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