Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Sandel on the Economy and Morals

By Gabe Kaufman Published November 9, 2014

Michael Sandel's book, "What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets" is one of my favorite books because of its sheer novelty. Unlike most suspicious of market operations, Sandel is, for the most part, okay with capitalism. What is different, then, is that he argues that we live in a market society instead of a market economy and that this market society is corrosive to our moral lives because not everything should and can be commodified.