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What Money Can’t Buy Audiobook

Written by Michael J. Sandel

Narrated by Michael J. Sandel

Published on April 24, 2012

Audio is 1220 hours

Publisher List Price: 19.99 USD

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About What Money Can’t Buy:

In What Money Can’t Buy, renowned political philosopher Michael J. Sandel rethinks the role that markets and money should play in our society.

Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we put a price on human life to decide how much pollution to allow? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons, auctioning admission to elite universities, or selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay?

In his New York Times bestseller What Money Can’t Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes up one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Isn’t there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don’t belong? What are the moral limits of markets?

Over recent decades, market values have crowded out nonmarket norms in almost every aspect of life. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society.

In Justice, an international bestseller, Sandel showed himself to be a master at illuminating, with clarity and verve, the hard moral questions we confront in our everyday lives. Now, in What Money Can’t Buy, he provokes a debate that’s been missing in our market-driven age: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society, and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets do not honor and money cannot buy?

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Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1980. He is the author of many books, including Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?, a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and paperback and a bestseller in translation in Japan and South Korea as well. He has taught his undergraduate course “Justice” to more than 15,000 Harvard students over the years, and video footage of the course were adapted into a PBS television series. Sandel graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University and received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He served on the George W. Bush administration’s President’s Council on Bioethics. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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“Given Sandel’s prominence and the challenging topic, this title will be of interest to the academic or professional with a lengthy daily commute.” —Library Journal

“It’s likely everyone will have a few points to ponder after hearing [Sandel]’s thoughts.” —AudioFile

What Money Can’t Buy was published on April 24, 2012.

The What Money Can’t Buy Audiobook is 1220 hours. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in What Money Can’t Buy

What Money Can’t Buy includes the following subjects: Business Ethics. The BISAC Subject Code is Philosophy, Ethics & Moral Philosophy.

About the Author(s) of What Money Can’t Buy

The author of What Money Can’t Buy is Michael J. Sandel. Michael J. Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. His books What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets and Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? were international best sellers and have been translated into 27 languages. Sandel’s legendary course “Justice” was the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and has been viewed by tens of millions. His BBC series “The Public Philosopher” explores the philosophical ideas lying behind the headlines with participants from around the world.

About the Narrator of What Money Can’t Buy Audiobook

The narrator for the What Money Can’t Buy Audiobook is Michael J. Sandel.

What Money Can’t Buy Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 142721493X. The ISBN-13 is 9781427214935.

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