This is a comment on the following publication: Erik Malmqvist (2019) “Paid to Endure”: Paid Research Participation, Passivity, and the Goods of Work, The American Journal of Bioethics, 19:9, 11-20, DOI:10.1080/15265161.2019.1630498
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