Ebay Stops Kidney Auction
from the capitalism-goes-awry dept
Apparently someone posted an auction on Ebay for a "fully functional kidney" and the bidding hit $5.7M before Ebay brought it to a halt. Doubtless a joke, but a platform for interesting discussion -- I recall a professor discussing the potential for the richest bidders to skew organ transplant lists with their ability to pay. He proposed that potential receipients bid on the number of hours they would pledge to charity in exchange for their new organ. Thoughts?