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Should we abolish property rights?

A new book sets one of the Right's favourite ideas against another

By Diane Coyle   September 2018

David Hume by Allan Ramsay, 1766. At some point there

Half a decade ago Michael Sandel, the political philosopher, struck a chord with his bestseller What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets. Sandel gave multiple examples of money buying what it ought not: the right to name nursery schools, prison cell upgrades, a fast track through airport security and more. Published while the financial crisis was still fresh…

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