Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Oldest Profession

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
-Ronald Reagan
I originally said the starting price of the prostitutes Spitzer hired was $500. In fact, they costed between a thousand and 5,500 and hour. Even their boss takes a bight (though they're obviously giving none to Uncle Sammy), they stand to make a lot. "Anais" (above), for example, has a
Masters in Public Relations.
According to the book Freakonomics, your "typical prostitute" makes more than a "typical architect", partially because few people want to become prostitutes (not something girls grow up wanting to do), partly because it's an unpleasant job, and partly because their skills are in pretty high demand ("Let's just say that an architect is more likely to hire a prostitute than vice versa).
$5,500 a night. You'd have to be Eliot Spitzer to afford that. For those who can't get enough, check this post.

1 comment:

Matt said...

"Why Prostitution is Bad: An Historical Perspective

1) Led to invention of the bank

2) Causes Victorians--or vice-versa. We're still not clear on that one yet.

3) Several Washington brothels once razed, but it was too late--the U.S. Department of Justice grew up on the site."