The Ethical Limitations of the Market

  title={The Ethical Limitations of the Market},
  author={Elizabeth S. Anderson},
  journal={Economics and Philosophy},
  pages={179 - 205}
  • E. Anderson
  • Published 1 October 1990
  • Economics
  • Economics and Philosophy
A distinctive feature of modern capitalist societies is the tendency of the market to take over the production, maintenance, and distribution of goods that were previously produced, maintained, and distributed by nonmarket means. Yet, there is a wide range of disagreement regarding the proper extent of the market in providing many goods. Labor has been treated as a commodity since the advent of capitalism, but not without significant and continuing challenges to this arrangement. Other goods… 

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