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May 09, 2006

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John Allen Paulos is not the author. He is referring to an article from the Journal of Policy Economy by authors Lena Edlund and Evelyn Korn. You should probably read it before you criticize it.

http://the-idea-shop.com/papers/prostitution.pdf

Note that there are different sorts of prostitutes, with very different economic situations. Street corner crack hos barely make enough to meet their needs; the stars at upscale escort services and Nevada brothels reportedly can retire wealthy before age cuts into their earning ability.

You're not sure what barriers to entry are in the prostitution business? Physical aspect and age maybe?

"(6) Prostitutes prefer leisure over money so they service far fewer customers than they might be able to. "

Are you trying to imply that prostitutes are all lazy?

This just seems like an unwarranted character attack.

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