Posts Tagged 'morals'

Kinnear discusses necessity, limitations of markets

Kinnear discusses necessity, limitations of markets

Millenia ago, people didn’t need markets; they were able to live off of their own land and their own animals.

“It was when somebody discovered that they could make more than they could eat that we started to need markets,” Thomas Kinnear said.

People then began to exchange with one another and specialize — and now markets are an integral part of the fabric of society.

Brooks: Development of internal morals is crucial for today’s youth

Brooks: Development of internal morals is crucial for today’s youth

When David Brooks asked his students at Yale University about the last time they had read a book that changed their lives, they stared at him in complete silence.
“You’ve got to understand that we don’t really read that way,” Brooks’ students told him. “We read to get through the class, but the deep, penetrative reading, we just don’t have time for.”

Dionne: ‘Liberty depends on strong communities, energetic government and a concern for the common good’

Dionne: ‘Liberty depends on strong communities, energetic government and a concern for the common good’

Is immunizing children against disease an investment in human capital? E.J. Dionne believes that it is. But he also believes that immunizing children is a moral issue, not something that should be understood in market language.

“I think distorting language in this way concedes what should not be conceded — that the market represents the one and only proper measure of public action,” he said.

Sandel: Money can’t buy everything — but it can try

Sandel: Money can’t buy everything — but it can try

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