Humana nationalekonomer

Enligt en ny studie, ”The Policy Views of American Economic Association Members”, publicerad i Econ Journal Watch, är en stor majoritet av amerikanska nationalekonomer för att tillåta betalning för organ:

Previous surveys have demonstrated that economists often favor using market-based solutions to address a range of problems—such as giving parents educational vouchers to spend at competing schools (Whaples 2006). Another market-based idea is to tackle shortages of human body organs by allowing payments to organ donors and their families. As Table 1 reports, this idea is favored by over 70 percent of economists, with only 16 percent opposed.

Det finns tillfällen då jag blir lite extra glad och stolt över mina nationalekonomiska kollegor.

Se även ”Betalning till njurdonatorer”.