Markets in Organs

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Society is very leery of creating markets for organs, for very good reasons. Many libertarians (following ideological dictates of Self-Ownership and Market Fundamentalism) think organ markets should be unregulated.


A Framework for the Collection, Retention and Use of Human Body Parts [More...]
Contains an extensive study of the nature of property rights, an extensive discussion of the arguments for and against property interests in bodies and body parts, and then an extensive discussion of the legal and ethical issues concerning organs, tissues and genes in a multicultural context.
Imposing options on people in poverty: the harm of a live donor organ market [More...]
"If a free market in organs was permitted and became widespread, then it is reasonable to assume that your organs would soon enough become economic resources like any other, in the context of the market. Selling your organs would become something that is simply expected of you as and when financial need arises. Our new ‘option’ can thus easily be transformed into a social or legal demand, and it can drastically change the attitudes that others adopt towards you."
Repugnance as a Constraint on Markets [More...]
Alvin Roth presents an even-handed overview of repugnant market issues and arguments. With special reference to markets for kidneys.


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