Vampire violence

25 Nov

A few days ago, I posted about “the rejuvenating effects of young blood.” Friend and fellow blogger Enrique Guerra-Pujol drew my attention to his paper “Buy or Bite”:

Why is there so much violence in the vampire world? In brief, our thesis is that most vampire violence is the result of legal failure: the lack of a legalized market for the purchase and sale of blood. This short essay is organized as follows: in part one we analyze the market for blood in the vampire world and explain the logic of vampire violence. Next, in part two, we propose a simple method for reducing such vampire violence. Simply put, we propose giving vampires a meaningful choice: “buy” instead of “bite.” That is, we propose a legal market in which vampires would have the choice to buy blood through voluntary exchange instead of taking it by force. Lastly, in part three, we explain the absence of legal markets in the vampire world, examine the causes of this epic legal failure, and refute the standard arguments against the commodification of blood.

 

2 Responses to “Vampire violence”

  1. Kathy H November 25, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

    It is obviously a case of trickle down economics!!

  2. Enrique Guerra-Pujol November 28, 2016 at 1:18 am #

    Thanks for the shout out. Here’s more fun via “freakonomics”: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/what-can-vampires-teach-us-about-economics-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

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