Comments on: The Economics of the Baby Shortage http://libertarianstandard.com/2012/01/02/the-economics-of-the-baby-shortage/ Property - Prosperity - Peace Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:59:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Wilton Alston http://libertarianstandard.com/2012/01/02/the-economics-of-the-baby-shortage/#comment-2310 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:47:06 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=10266#comment-2310 Good gracious, this is a fascinating topic. The premise explored here–that a free market for unwanted babies would result in more of them finding parents versus being aborted–is something I too have never considered. I suppose one could, in a knee-jerk fashion, be taken aback by the thought of a “market for babies” but the truth of the matter is this: We already have one. Attempted control of that market results in both seen and unseen consequences. Abortions are an unseen, i.e., not obvious, consequence of controls on the market for babies? Wow. Freakonomics, anyone?

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By: Roslyn Johnson http://libertarianstandard.com/2012/01/02/the-economics-of-the-baby-shortage/#comment-2309 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 10:16:37 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=10266#comment-2309 As a “black market” baby myself I am extremely pleased this debate is taking place. Keep the state out of people’s lives – yes or no?

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By: J Cortez http://libertarianstandard.com/2012/01/02/the-economics-of-the-baby-shortage/#comment-2307 Wed, 04 Jan 2012 01:55:46 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=10266#comment-2307 This is a topic I’ve never thought about, but should have, asthis subject relates to me at least indirectly. My mother was a “black market” baby. She was sold a few months after her birth. If not for the “illegal” actions of her biological mother and her adopted parents, she would have been put in an orphanage I and my brothers and sisters wouldn’t exist.

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