Fire Sale

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

Perhaps each of the seven deadly sins must have its day, politically. “Lust is good” might have been the rallying cry of the 1960s and ’70s counterculture. Twenty-five years ago Gordon Gekko announced mock-earnestly in Wall Street that “greed is good,” ratifying the Reagan Revolution and boosting the morale of the one percent. Let us hope that an Age of Envy will dawn soon. American society today needs nothing more urgently than a growing conviction among...

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George Scialabba is the author of What Are Intellectuals Good For?  and For the Republic.