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What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date April 2, 2013
Pages 244
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374533656
ISBN-10 0374533652
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.48 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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A renowned political philosopher rethinks the role that markets and money should play in our society

Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we put a price on human life to decide how much pollution to allow? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons, auctioning admission to elite universities, or selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay?
In his New York Times bestseller What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes up one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Isn't 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. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society.
In Justice, an international bestseller, 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 a debate that's been missing in our market-driven age: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society, and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets do not honor and money cannot buy?



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Hardcover
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from Gardners Books (April 26, 2012)
9781846144714 | details & prices | 244 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $33.85
About: Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades?
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 24, 2012)
9780374203030 | details & prices | 244 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $27.00
About: Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades?
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 2, 2013)
9780374533656 | details & prices | 244 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A renowned political philosopher rethinks the role that markets and money should play in our societyShould we pay children to read books or to get good grades?
from St Martins Pr (April 4, 2012)
9780374983918 | details & prices | 244 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades?
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (April 24, 2012)
9781427214928 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $29.99
About: Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades?
Library
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Large print edition from Center Point Pub (September 1, 2012)
9781611735062 | details & prices | 335 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $34.95
About: The political philosopher and author of the best-selling Justice shares a revisionist view of what he believes should be 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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