The limits of markets

I reviewed Michael Sandel’s new book,

, for The Independent.

[amazon_image id=”184614471X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets[/amazon_image]

His recent BBC Radio 4 lectures, The Public Philosopher, are available as podcasts. The great man is back in the UK in a couple of weeks so no doubt there will be more events.

My conclusion?

“He ends the book with a question: “Are there certain moral and civic goods that markets do not honour and money cannot buy?” This is rhetorical. Of course the answer is, yes. But how do we know what they are?”

And I don’t think he actually answers that.