Published: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., c2012 Edition: Center Point large print ed Description: 335 p. ; 23 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9781611735062 (library binding : alk. paper), 1611735068 (library binding : alk. paper), Language: English
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 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?