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What Money Can't Buy by Michael J. Sandel
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Aug 20, 2012

really liked it
Read from August 20 to 23, 2012

Really enjoyed the first half of this book. Used good examples to demonstrate the problems with the encroachment of markets into different areas of life. Simple and elegantly written. Especially interested in the way that markets can corrupt the things we value. Fascinated by contrast between economists view that we can save our altruism for when it's really needed and the idea that those behaviours need to be developed (like a muscle). Would be interested to see if there is somewhere where these ideas are linked to neurology and the idea that 'neurons that fire together wire together'. I'm not sure what happened with the second half, tbh I was on a long train journey when I read this so maybe I just got tired!

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