Some economists think markets can benefit all spheres of human activity. But theyre wrong: markets can erode important goods and social norms.
Not only are there some things money cant buy, but there are also many things it shouldnt.
When the market is everywhere, we lead a socially impoverished existence.
Because Sandel disagrees with peoples choices, he wants to take those choices away.
Financial incentives are improperly used to induce African Americans to embrace good behaviors.
Debating the place of the market is less about the value of goods than about inequality.
Tolerance, equality, and democracy have only flourished in market societies.
Making money, formerly an exclusive realm of cosmic evil, is now doing Gods work.
Even market enthusiasts know that society cant function if people are the amoral, self-interested calculators of blackboard economics.
The profit motive is corrupting the justice system.
Free markets are a kind of fairness.
By keeping markets in their place, we can avoid their corrosive effects.