Markets and Morality

Tuesday, July 27, 2004
First Aired: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2004

What Is It

Does the free market provide incentives for behavior that is problematic from a moral perspective? Or does the free market punish morally problematic behavior? Is respecting the free market itself moral, insofar as respecting the free market is also respecting individual freedom of choice? John and Ken enter the marketplace of ideas with Elizabeth Anderson from the University of Michigan, author of Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It).