Why are certain transactions considered immoral and repugnant while others are considered legitimate? Drawing on perspectives from economics, public administration, and religion, this case introduces students to the phenomenon of “repugnant transactions”: transactions that are considered too immoral to be brought into the mainstream market. Through the example of selling one’s kidneys, students navigate the ethics, morality, and legality of such transactions.
Repugnant Transactions: Should There Be a Market for Kidneys?
- Publisher:SAGE Publications: SAGE Business Cases Originals
- Series:Health Management
- Publication year:2020
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- Discipline: Business Ethics, Economics, Health Care Management
- Contains:Supplementary Resources | Teaching Notes | Video
- Length:3,215 words