The Moral Costs of Free Markets

Sunday, January 13, 2013
First Aired: 
Sunday, January 2, 2011

What is it

We live in a market-driven society – our day-to-day lives consist of buying and selling goods and services, and to some, our ability to do so without government regulation is the underpinning of democratic freedom itself. Everything has a price, and pretty much everything is for sale, from concert tickets to political influence. But should it be this way? Ken and John explore the moral costs of free markets with Stanford philosopher Debra Satz, author of Why Some Things Should Not Be For Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets.

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Debra Satz, Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University

 
 

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