I guess the free market is one way to find out. Gerald Fraller is selling his own soul on his personal website. How much you wanna bet he tried eBay first?
You donate funds for a chance to win my soul. Each dollar donated gets one entry in the drawing. The proceeds go towards helping me change my life. I am also going to use a large portion of the money to start a foundation to try and help people that are suffering from depression. ... In return for your donations and support, I offer the winner certain rights to various aspects of my life, such as entitlement to a percentage of my taxable income for the rest of my life, the option to decide the names of my kids, sharing in the profits of my endeavors and inheriting a portion of my estate.
There will be a definite winner and that winner will receive among other things:
- A percentage of my taxable income for the rest of my life with a guaranteed minimum of $500.00 per year.
- The right to choose the first name of all of my children. The name has to be gender specific and cannot contain profanity or derogatory words.
- A percentage of profit ownership of any intellectual works that I create.
- The option of planning my wedding, including selecting the date.
Everything will be spelled out in a legally binding contract.
Ah, well, at least he's not selling his body -- although apparently he does have a separate email address on his website for marriage proposals. He's gotten 5 so far.