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Taxing organ markets

November 17, 2009

Kay Bell rounds up a flurry of recent coverage of issues on the taxation of body parts.

While the tax angle is interesting, it's a side issue. The real story is the flat-out ban on compensated organ donation, enacted largely through the efforts of a younger, trimmer Al Gore in 1984. Thanks to Mr. Gore, people die every day waiting in vain for donor kidneys - tens of thousands since the ban was enacted. Give that man a prize.

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