Russ Roberts and Richard Epstein, law professor at the University of Chicago, discuss the market for kidneys. Should people be allowed to buy and sell kidneys? How might a market for kidneys actually work in practice? Should mercenary motives be allowed to trump altruism? Epstein deals with these questions and more.
"The Benighted Policies of Organ Donations." Letter to the editor of the WSJ by Richard Epstein, beginning "Let me offer a brief answer to both Richard Amerling and Charles Fruit for their letters of May 23, 2006". Subscription required.