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I learned from this posting on Rawstory that John Stossel wants a open market on organs.

This upsets people, but I'€™m upset it'€™s not legal,€ Stossel insisted. €œIn the one country where it is legal, nobody waits for a kidney.€
Well nobody with money that is. Of course the only country that allows organ selling is that bastion of the Free Market Iran. So Fox News is now advocating that we follow the lead of Iran which also believes in the cutting off of hands and feet as well as public whippings as appropriate punishments. It's easy to see where this line of thinking goes.

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In the novel A Gift from Earth (wiki) written by Larry Niven all crimes result in the death penalty. After execution the organs of the 'criminals" are used as transplants but only for members of "The Crew", the novel's version of the 1%ers of today.
While John Stossel might publicly decry such a notion he has no problem advocating the Free Market version.

Yes, we have two kidneys, we need one, people need them,
So you hear that people? We can't offer you a livable wage but you can feed your children for a month if you sell off a kidney. Hell you've got two so what's the big deal? Oh and when that kidney money runs out, let's talk about one of those eyes.
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