What money can't buy: The moral limits of markets / Michael J. Sandel
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2012, 244 p.
ISBN: 978 0 374 20303 0
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. 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?