In the conclusion to What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, Michael Sandel writes, “…the question of markets is really a question about how we want to live together. Do we want a society where everything is up for sale? Or are there certain moral and civic goods that markets do not honor and money cannot buy?” (203)

Respond to these questions by constructing a moral argument favoring or opposing the shift from a market economy to a market society.


6-8 pages

12 point font, double-spaced

complete bibliography and in-text citations, Chicago style final draft due April 4

Grading criteria:

Clear thesis (10 points)

Quality of content (50 points)

Logical organization of ideas (20 points) Correct grammar, spelling, diction (10 points)

Start with your thesis. No introduction ( I agree/ disagree with….)

Three Responds (Why you agree/ disagree with…)

Two Objections (discuss the opposite opinions)

Conclusion (restate the thesis)