Michael Sandel: I think the reason we have such an impoverished public debate is that we are too reluctant to take on hard controversial, but important moral questions that really go to the heart of the question of what kind of society do we want to live in.
To what extent do we want to live in a society where everything is up for sale?
The more ambitious economics becomes the more it has to engage with hard moral questions.
If you look at the terms of political discourse today in the United States, it’s not a pretty picture.
We need to step back and have a morally robust debate about where markets belong and where they don’t.