[ExI] Charity vs. the Dole

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 22 13:01:14 UTC 2009

On Wednesday, July 22, 2009 5:14:31 AM Mirco Romanato painlord2k at libero.it wrote:
> Dan ha scritto:
>> That charity won't reliably cover everyone remains to be proved and
>> depends on what's meant by "reliably." Under a coercive system, no
>> everyone is necessarily covered either. Again, coercive systems don't
>> escape the scarcity problem.
> For the people talking about detachment from reality, I read today
> that in England a young 18 year old was denied the liver transplant
> because he have no time to prove to stay 6 months away from
> alcohol. He died before. This from the NHS of England, that is a
> socialized service, governed by socialists (Labour) for 15 years.

Regarding organs, one proposed solution is to allow a market in organs. As gruesome as this sounds -- the usual horror scenario is of poor people selling their organs to rich people so they can pay their rent and afford the latest plasma TV -- one proposal for the US by Walter Block seems quite reasonable. This would be merely to pay people a small fee to check or sign their donor line of their driver's license -- say, $100. This is not exactly selling organs, but it merely increases the pool of likely donors given that fee people check or sign the organ donor line. In an informal survey, Block found that were people paid $100, about half the people would sign; $200 and three quarters of the group he informally polled would sign.




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