Came across an interesting idea in the June 16th issue of TIME. There's a huge imbalance between the number of people who need organ transplants and the number of people who have signed up to be donors, resulting in long delays and many deaths. The new proposal is blindingly simple: in order to be eligible to receive a transplant, you also have to have volunteered to be a donor. Those who don't want to be donors for religious or personal reasons can therefore simply opt out ("neither a borrower nor a lender be"). Interesting . . .
concert review: Pacific Symphony
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