What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

作者: Michael J. Sandel

相對於 Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? ,這本關於市場如何影響社會的書比較易明,若果想閱讀 Michael J. Sandel 的著作,建議先看此書。

Justice 一書相同,作者首先列舉多過不同的現實生活例子來帶出相關的議題,當一切都可以買賣,人類的生活與價值觀會產生什麼的變化呢? 是否所有東西都可以被標上價錢?

作者認為人類文明有些東西並不可以被金錢所量化,原因如下:

  • 不是所有交易都可以保證在公平及自願的情況下進行。
  • 在金錢的作用下,所交易的東西將失去原有的意義,或意義被扭曲。

在新自由主義的影響下,市場在不知不覺中入侵了生活上各個層面,沒有人察覺問題的存在,哲學卻為人類敲響了警號。

Democracy does not require perfect equality, but it does require that citizens share a common life. What matters is that people of different backgrounds and social positions encounter one another, and bump up against one another, in the course of ordinary life.

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