Trust, titmuss and blood

J. Shearmur*

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    9 Citations (Scopus)


    Richard Titmuss challenged the market-based approach to social problems in the case of blood supply. His criticisms can, however, be answered if a system of strict liability is in place and if commerce works effectively with charitable activity. It is false to draw a dichotomy between markets and narrow self-interest, on the one hand, and mechanisms that make for the well-being of others, on the other.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)29-33
    Number of pages5
    JournalEconomic Affairs
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


    Dive into the research topics of 'Trust, titmuss and blood'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this