Book review: What money can't buy, by Michael Sandel

Financial logic now dominates most areas of life. This is a much-needed look at the consequences, says Matthew Taylor.

by Matthew Taylor

Book: What Money Can't Buy: The moral limits of markets

Author: Michael Sandel

Which of these actions is wrong: paying a homeless person to stand in line so a lobbyist can grab a sought-after seat at a congressional hearing; offering a drug-addicted woman with several children already in care a cash payment to be sterilised; making a donation to an elite university on the understanding this will secure a place for your child?

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