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Why some things should not be for sale : the moral limits of markets

Author: Debra Satz
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford political philosophy.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Satz
ISBN: 9780199892617 019989261X
OCLC Number: 778269749
Description: xi, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Oxford political philosophy.
Other Titles: Moral limits of markets
Responsibility: Debra Satz.

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In Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale, philosopher Debra Satz takes a penetrating look at those commodity exchanges that strike most of us as problematic.  Read more...

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