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The Resource What money can't buy : the moral limits of markets, Michael J. Sandel

What money can't buy : the moral limits of markets, Michael J. Sandel

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What money can't buy : the moral limits of markets
Title
What money can't buy
Title remainder
the moral limits of markets
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Sandel
Title variation
What money cant buy
Title variation remainder
the moral limits of markets
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 this book the author 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 including medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, the author argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be? 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?
Summary
The political philosopher shares a revisionist view of the roles of markets and money in a democratic society, assessing the moral limits of markets in private life and how the market economy has encroached on private and societal values
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Tone
Writing style
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10089994
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DLC
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Sandel, Michael J
Dewey number
174
Index
index present
LC call number
HB72
LC item number
.S255 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Wealth
  • Value
Target audience
adult
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the moral limits of markets
Label
What money can't buy : the moral limits of markets, Michael J. Sandel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Markets and Morals: Market triumphalism ; Everything for sale ; The role of markets ; Our rancorous politics. -- Jumping the Queue: Airports, amusement parks, car pool lanes ; Hired line standers ; Ticket scalpers ; Concierge doctors ; Markets versus queues ; Yosemite campsites ; Papal masses ; Springsteen concerts. -- Incentives: Cash for sterilization ; The economic approach to life ; Paying kids for good grades ; Bribes to lose weight ; Selling the right to immigrate ; A market in refugees ; Speeding tickets and subway cheats ; Tradable procreation permits ; Tradable pollution permits ; Carbon offsets ; Paying to kill an endangered rhino ; Ethics and economics. -- How Markets Crowd Out Morals: Hired friends ; Bought apologies and wedding toasts ; The case against gifts ; Auctioning college admission ; Coercion and corruption ; Nuclear waste sites ; Donation days and day-care pickups ; Blood for sale ; Economizing love. -- Markets in Life and Death: Janitors insurance ; Betting on death ; Internet death pools ; Insurance versus gambling ; The terrorism futures market ; The lives of strangers ; Death bonds. -- Naming Rights: Autographs for sale ; Corporate-sponsored home runs ; Luxury skyboxes ; Moneyball ; Bathroom advertising ; Ads in books ; Body billboards ; Branding the public square ; Branded lifguards and nature trails ; Police cars and fire hydrants ; Commercials in the classroom ; Ads in jails ; The skyboxification of everyday life
Control code
19587981
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780374203030
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011052182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn740628855
  • (OCoLC)740628855
Label
What money can't buy : the moral limits of markets, Michael J. Sandel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Markets and Morals: Market triumphalism ; Everything for sale ; The role of markets ; Our rancorous politics. -- Jumping the Queue: Airports, amusement parks, car pool lanes ; Hired line standers ; Ticket scalpers ; Concierge doctors ; Markets versus queues ; Yosemite campsites ; Papal masses ; Springsteen concerts. -- Incentives: Cash for sterilization ; The economic approach to life ; Paying kids for good grades ; Bribes to lose weight ; Selling the right to immigrate ; A market in refugees ; Speeding tickets and subway cheats ; Tradable procreation permits ; Tradable pollution permits ; Carbon offsets ; Paying to kill an endangered rhino ; Ethics and economics. -- How Markets Crowd Out Morals: Hired friends ; Bought apologies and wedding toasts ; The case against gifts ; Auctioning college admission ; Coercion and corruption ; Nuclear waste sites ; Donation days and day-care pickups ; Blood for sale ; Economizing love. -- Markets in Life and Death: Janitors insurance ; Betting on death ; Internet death pools ; Insurance versus gambling ; The terrorism futures market ; The lives of strangers ; Death bonds. -- Naming Rights: Autographs for sale ; Corporate-sponsored home runs ; Luxury skyboxes ; Moneyball ; Bathroom advertising ; Ads in books ; Body billboards ; Branding the public square ; Branded lifguards and nature trails ; Police cars and fire hydrants ; Commercials in the classroom ; Ads in jails ; The skyboxification of everyday life
Control code
19587981
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780374203030
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011052182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn740628855
  • (OCoLC)740628855

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