What Money Can't Buy

The Moral Limits of Markets

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Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to f ...Continua
Ha scritto il 11/04/14
Is there anything that money can't buy? Today, apparently not. In this book, Michael Sandel opens our eyes to the unbelievably wide range of things that money can buy. I may be naive, but these following are truly new to me: - Paying for the right to...Continua
Wong Chak Yung
Ha scritto il 18/01/14

quite inspiring!

Ha scritto il 16/09/13
An easier reading than Justice. A collage of lots of examples of modern commercialisation and crowding out of moral norms without too many explanations from the philosophical point of views. It's interesting to know that imposing a fee will actuall...Continua
Ha scritto il 30/08/13
生命中某些美好的事物,一旦被轉化成商品,就會淪於腐化或墮落 當人們將罰款視為費用時,會藐視罰款所代表的基準 所有的人類的關係最終都是市場關係 賄賂是一種道德上的妥協,因為它是用較低的基準(看書來賺錢)去取代較高的基準(因喜愛閱讀而看書) 送禮是一種「發送訊號」的模式 大多數的狀況下 折現比較好 收到禮物的估價,會比我們自己買東西的價格低於百分之二十 挑選禮物需要花時間與心力,所以挑選最貼切禮物就是在「傳達他對她的愛意這個私密訊息」的方式 禮物具有傳達心意的層面 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 18/08/13
什麼東西不該用錢買? 由經濟的角度來看,「商品化」或許可讓市場效用極大化,卻也因此而喪失了某些道德層面的無形價值,本書運用許多案例,由效用、公平、腐化的角度,探討市場與道德。 書中最後談到,民主並不需要完全的平等,卻需要國民能分享一種共同的生活,重要的是背景與社會地位不同的人能在日常生活中相遇、相碰撞,因為這樣我們才能學習克服彼此的差異,容忍彼此的差異,才會在乎共同的利益。 市場的問題其實是關於「我們想要如何共同生活」的問題,是一切待價而沽?或是社會上仍有某些道德性與公民性的財貨,是市場不會尊崇...Continua

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