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    DescriptionShould 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 "What Money Can't Buy," 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 nonmarket norms in almost every aspect of life--medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite 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 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?

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    What Money Can't Buy
    The Moral Limits of Markets
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    By (author) Anne T and Robert M Bass Professor of Government Michael J Sandel, By (author) Sandel, Read by Anne T and Robert M Bass Professor of Government Michael J Sandel
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    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 6
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 145 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781427214928
    ISBN 10: 1427214921

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    24 April 2012
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    Author Information
    Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1980. He is the author of many books, including "Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?," a "New York Times" bestseller in hardcover and paperback and a bestseller in translation in Japan and South Korea as well. He has taught his undergraduate course "Justice" to more than 15,000 Harvard students over the years, and video footage of the course were adapted into a PBS television series. Sandel graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University and received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He served on the George W. Bush administration's President's Council on Bioethics. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.