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Psst, do you want to buy a kidney? How about a human egg, or a baby? We talk about taboo markets and tragic choice with Kim Krawiec. Topics range from egg “donation” to kidney transplants, altruism, reference transactions, military service, sex, and more. How do we allocate scarce goods when enough of us just don’t believe the goods should be traded like loaves of bread? Program note: We failed to ask Kim whether Joe is monstrous on account of his views on speed trap norms. Our apologies to the listeners and to Kim. This show’s links: Kim Krawiec’s faculty profile and writing Oral Argument Episode 14: The Astronaut’s Hair, with Lisa Milot The Faculty Lounge blog Taxing Eggs, a mini-symposium on the Faculty Lounge blog Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer, Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States Viviana A. Zelizer, Pricing the Priceless Child Viviana A. Zelizer, The Price and Value of Children: The Case of Children’s Insurance Kimberly Krawiec, Price and Pretense in the Baby Market…