41 | What Should Not Be For Sale
Buying Kidneys with an Ethics Professor
According to Prof. Taylor, nearly 18 people a day die from a shortage of kidney donors. Economists have argued for decades that these kinds of markets could save lives by creating better incentives for people to donate their organs to people in dire need, but critics say that it would encourage poorer people to put their health at risk for money.
Should You Be Allowed to Buy or Sell Your Kidney?
How can we decide what can be for sale on a market - are there things that we shouldn't allow to be purchased? In this video, Professor Peter Jaworski asks students at Red Square at Georgetown University for their opinion on what should and shouldn't be off limits - and the results might surprise you.