Organ market-proof of concept
According to the article Organ Sales and Moral Travails: Lessons from the Living Kidney Vendor Program in Iran Iran has a program that allows donors to recieve compensation for donating a kidney. The government pays donors $1,200 plus some limited health insurance coverage. The program has been successful in eliminating the shortage of kidneys in Iran, proving the concept that if the price of a good is too low there is a shortage and increasing the price can stop the shortage. As we all know from our Aplia assignment "under an existing law passed by Congress in 1984, it is illegal to offer a financial incentive to organ donors." Perhaps it's time to take a look at these laws, make some adjustments, and save some lives.