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    DescriptionShould we pay children to read books or to get good grades? 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, or auctioning admission to elite universities? Isn't there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? 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 quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. In Justice, Michael Sandel showed himself to be a master at illuminating the hard moral questions we confront in our everyday lives. Now, in What Money Can't Buy, he examines one of the biggest ethical questions of our time and 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 honour and money cannot buy?


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    Title
    What Money Can't Buy
    Subtitle
    The Moral Limits of Markets
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Sandel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 346 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846144721
    ISBN 10: 1846144728
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17820
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFM
    Libri: ENGM8000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    Libri: ETHI5094, WIRT4500, MARK9400, SOZI2575, WIRT1052
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    ALLEN LANE
    Publication date
    26 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London