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The Flesh Trade

We have a new “Freakonomics” column out in the current New York Times Magazine. (For a year, we wrote the column once a month), but we’ve just scaled back to once every two months.) This one is about organ transplants — specifically, how the huge success of transplantation in recent decades has created a surge in demand for donated organs, which are in very short supply, and how a variety of people (economists in particular) propose this problem be addressed. As usual, we’ve put up a page elsewhere on this website with various research documents and links. We also blogged about the subject here several weeks ago. Comments welcome.