Can options make us worse off? Choice, pressure, and paid kidney donation

JME Blog, 7 November 2017
Author: Julian J. Koplin
“Paying people to donate a ‘spare’ kidney might help alleviate the current shortage of transplantable organs. However, doing so would conflict with a principle widely accepted within the medical community since the earliest days of organ transplantation: that bodily organs should not be bought and sold. My paper focuses on one important facet of the organ market debate: the question of whether it can be bad to have the option of selling one’s kidney.”
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