Monday, April 14, 2008

Iran: A Model for Free Markets?

At least when it comes to organ donation compensation:

Only one country in the world has eliminated the shortage of transplant kidneys. Only one country in the world has legalized financial payments to kidney donors. That country is Iran.

Wow. Good for them. While I would argue that the compensatory payments should come from the donee as opposed to the state, this is a giant leap in the right direction. Still, I can't imagine the U.S. de-regulating the organ market any time soon. After all, we don't really own our bodies. Who we to say what we do with it or to it...?