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Satz, Debra
Why some things should not be for sale : the moral limits of markets / Debra Satz
Alternate Title Moral limits of markets
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
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 3rd Floor  HB95 .S33 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Free enterprise -- Moral and ethical aspects
Capitalism -- Moral and ethical aspects
Physical Description xi, 252 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-248) and index
Contents What do markets do? -- The changing visions of economics -- The market's place and scope in contemporary egalitarian political theory -- Noxious markets -- markets in women's reproductive labor -- Markets in women's sexual labor -- Child labor: a normative perspective -- Voluntary slavery and the limits of the market -- Ethical issues in the supply and demand of human kidneys
Summary "Markets are important forms of social and economic organization. They allow vast numbers of people, most of whom never meet, to cooperate together in a system of voluntary exchange... The noted philosopher Debra Satz takes a skeptical view of markets, pointing out that free markets are not always a force for good. The idea of free exchange of child labor, human organs, reproductive services, weapons, life saving medicines, and addictive drugs, strike many as toxic to human values. She asks: What considerations ought to guide the debates about such markets? ...Satz develops a broader and more nuanced view of markets whereby they not only allocate resources and incomes, but shape our culture, foster or thwart human development, and create and support structures of power--Provided by publisher
Series Oxford political philosophy

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