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6 Things Money Shouldn’t Be Able to Buy

From cushy prison cells to human kidneys, some things just shouldn't be for sale.

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Iran is currently the only nation that allows the legal buying and selling of organs. Nevertheless, organ trafficking appears to be on the rise and has become a billion-dollar industry. The ethics of an industry that targets the poor is hotly debated around the world.

Lynn Parramore is an AlterNet senior editor. She is cofounder of Recessionwire, founding editor of New Deal 2.0, and author of "Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture." She received her Ph.D. in English and cultural theory from NYU. She is the director of AlterNet's New Economic Dialogue Project. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore.