Price is Right

Gottlieb, Bruce
May 2000
New Republic;05/22/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 21, p16
Argues on the issue of legalizing the sale of kidneys by living donors to patients in need of transplants in the United States. Views expressed by Michigan pathologist Jack Kevorkian regarding the issue; Protest that there is a shortage of kidneys because law requires the donors to be dead patients; Other economists and lawyers who share the opinion about shortage of kidneys; Common objections to kidney selling such as a fear that poor people will sell their organs to the rich; Suggestions to prevent profit-seeking individuals such as governmental price-floor laws.


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