L&H readers previously discussed whether it should be lawful to sell one's own organs. I know what is the libertarian response to this question. Nevertheless, knee-jerk application of political ideology to every issue can create bad policies, so I'll reserve judgment on this issue. I'm hesitant to support opening up human organ trafficking to the free market.
Virginia Postrel, however, has no such qualms:
People want to keep [kidney donation] as a heroic, uncompensated act because it makes them feel good. Never mind that tens of thousands of people are dying for your right to feel good about other people's heroic acts.
Hat tip: Instapundit