Auctioning babies makes sense, at least that's what Market World thinks. After all the baby goes to someone who can give them a good start in life, and the parents get a return for their pain and trouble.For Ed and Matt, the Baby Auction sums up everything that's wrong with a society based on profit. Then one day Matt rescues a drowning child and they face the question: can love and compassion overcome the harsh laws of Market World?
Peter Taylor-Gooby OBE has held chairs at European, Chinese and Canadian universities and acted as advisor to Lloyds of London, the Treasury, the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the UK Prime Minister. He has written thirty-three academic books and some three hundred articles. He comments:'Academic research helps me understand how our society is changing, but it doesn't deal with people's emotions and desires. I wrote The Baby Auction to explore how real people might feel and suffer and act in a world ruled by the law of the market - as ours increasingly is.'