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Thu September 13, 2012
'What Money Can't Buy': Society for Sale
Harvard professor Michael Sandel has become famous for helping us think about moral dilemmas. Why do we make certain choices? And what is our rationale?
And in his new book — "What Money Can't Buy" — he turns his attention to our market economy. Should we rethink the way we price, well, just about everything, from standing in line to fighting wars? Are there things that we should not be paying for? Things too sacred for price tags? Should we create a new way to view our market economy?
Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard and author of "What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets"