Should we pay children to read books? Is it ethical to pay people to be sterilized? These are just some of the questions raised by political philosopher Michael Sandel in, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $27.00). Markets have come to define our lives as never before. Sandel provides a timely exploration of the reach of market philosophy into our daily lives “ . . . a timely plea for us to desist from political bickering and see if we can have a sensible discussion about what sort of society we really want to live in.”—The Observer (London). Sandel is the Ann T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard and the author of Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?