Journalist Scott Carney figures he’s worth about $250,000. That’s what Carney thinks his body would fetch if it were broken down into individual parts and sold. In Red Market, Carney explores the shadowy but lucrative global marketplace for human body parts.
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Janet Radcliffe Richards, Uehiro Centre (Ox.) research fellow, looks critically at organ transplants and how a market in organs could be set up, and how the black market will provide one if we don’t. Listening to Richards reminds me of the thrill of reading Judith Jarvis Thomson.