Morals in the marketplace
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 @ 00:00
In his latest book, the moral philosopher Michael Sandel has turned his attention to the market. He talked to Nick Spencer
THE day before I meet Michael Sandel, the news has broken that people had been selling their Olympic torches on eBay. The flame had barely been in Britain for a day when some of those who had been nominated to carry it on its journey were found selling the sacred object. It could almost have been a publicity stunt to promote Professor Sandel’s new book, What Money Can’t Buy: The moral limits of markets.
Does it matter that people who had been honoured by the community ...
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