A response to Sandel
Michael De Dora
Posted on March 19, 2012
Last week I posted a link to a preview of the forthcoming book from Harvard University political philosopher Michael Sandel, titled What Money Can’t Buy: the Moral Limits of Markets.
As can be expected in a society that so highly values capitalist thinking, Sandel’s arguments will almost certainly draw heavy criticism. Indeed, it turns out Tim Worstall of on Forbes.com has already responded to Sandel:
Michael Sandel, a political philosopher from Harvard, has put forward an argument that some things are just too important to be commodified through market relations. Sadly I think his argument breaks down because he’s made three really rather bad mistakes about the underlying nature of markets and their effects.
Click here to see what Worstall claims are Sandel’s three errors.
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