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What Money Can't Buy by Michael J. Sandel
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Aug 25, 2012

really liked it
Read in August, 2012

Interesting look at our transition from being a society that has a market, to being a market society, with market norms reaching into almost all aspects of our lives. Sandel argues that there are two potential objections to this trend: the fairness objection (bargained-for results may be non-optimal where people are operating under economic or other coercion) and the corruption objection (market norms, in which everything can be had for a price, may crowd out other values worth preserving). A quick and worthwhile read.

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