Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
Unfortunately, a great deal of the talk about "commodification" has been clumsy and sloppy. The term has been used as a magic bullet, as if saying "But that's commodification!" is the same as having made an argument. In fact, commodification of human persons, human bodies, human labor, human relationships, is a complex matter.
Dena S. Davis (ed)., Symposium Issue: "Who's Afraid of Commodification?" 11 Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (No. 3 September 2001)