Anybody Want to Buy a Kidney?

Conservatives and libertarians hold the free market in very high regard–and rightfully so.

The voluntary exchange of goods and services not only serves as a strong social cohesive, but is a catalyst for prosperity and growth. If I have an abundance of wheat and a shortage of water, while my neighbor has an abundance of water and a shortage of wheat, he and I can come to an agreement which, upon completion leaves both of us better off.

However, voluntary exchange isn’t inherently good in and …

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