In What Money Can't Buy, renowned political philosopher Michael J. Sandel rethinks the role that markets and money should play in our society.
Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we put a price on human life to decide how much pollution to allow? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons, auctioning admission to elite universities, or selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay?
In his New York Times bestseller What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes up one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Isn't 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?
Over recent decades, market values have crowded out nonmarket norms in almost every aspect of life. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society.
In Justice, an international bestseller, Sandel showed himself to be a master at illuminating, with clarity and verve, the hard moral questions we confront in our everyday lives. Now, in What Money Can't Buy, he provokes a debate that's been missing in our market-driven age: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society, and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets do not honor and money cannot buy?
It astounds me that he never mentions externalities. His explanations of the economists' viewpoints are gross over simplifications. He makes some thought-provoking claims, but he does not do a very good job of presenting both sides of the argument.
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I did not enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. There are lots of good points but not something you would say worth reading about or things you could take into your personal life.
돈에 의해 밀려나는 가치들
이 책의 제일 마지막 이야기애는 skyboxification 이라는 말이 나온다.
우리는 많은 가치들을 돈으로 사고 팔려고 하였고 그것이 마치 스키이박스의 안쪽 사람과 바깥쪽 사람처럼 계층간의와 교류를 없앤다.
그것이 다양한 계층이 조화를 이루며 살아야 할 민주사회를 만들어 내지 못하게 하고 모든 계층에게 그리 만족스럽지 못한 사회를 만들어 내고 있다.
마이클 샌델의 날카로운 지적에 고개가 끄덕여진다.