Baby or iPhone?

iphone_PNG5740I read today that a Chinese couple sold their baby girl for 23,000 Yuan (£2500) so they could buy an iPhone. They didn’t know it was illegal.

If you take out morality, humanity and cultural norms and laws, then at one level this makes perfect rational sense – they didn’t want a baby but they did want an iPhone.

The news reporter is outraged and disgusted but I’m wondering about the differently immoral and inhumane uses of money in our own cultural practices that we barely notice…

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About Alison Kidd

Research Psychologist
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