View Poll Results: Should prostitution be legalized?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Fifty posts in, and we have yet to run into anyone who doesn't want prostitution legalized. I think it's time to take this to Congress!
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Pff. Unlikely.

    "Champagne room" is basically code for "con guys too drunk or inexperienced to know any better into wasting $300.00 on a really long lap dance."
    Try again.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Try again.
    Good luck with that. lol

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    Fifty posts in, and we have yet to run into anyone who doesn't want prostitution legalized.
    I think it's time to take this to Congress!



    I'm just going to guess that if you check with the far right evangelicals you'll find plenty of opposition.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    The answer to your question is "they could, but they won't". You are asking the wrong questions.

    The better question is "Why do people act against the broader interests society when they are acting under the influence of market forces?" One of the answers to this question is very simple. Because the logical incentives sometimes engendered by market forces encourage actions which run counter to the interests of society, and many people act to further their own selfish interests over the interests of others. These people are acting in accord with perfect logic and self interest.

    Other answers are not as simple, but yield the same result. For example, some people are short sighted, while at the same time they are also selfish. They see short term gain, and can't see that in the long term they are likely be worse off. Forecasting into the longer term is complex and sometimes requires knowledge and training to assess likely outcomes.

    In some scenarios, society can act deliberately through government to overcome these deficiencies of market systems.
    Oh and this quote deals with your argument too.

    "Laissez-faire! I will begin by saying, in order to avoid any ambiguity, that laissez-faire is used here for honest things, with the state instituted precisely to prevent dishonest things.

    This having been said, and with regard to things that are innocent in themselves, such as work, trade, teaching, association, banking, etc., a choice must be made. It is necessary for the state to let things be done or prevent them from being done.

    If it lets things be done, we will be free and optimally administered most economically, since nothing costs less than laissez-faire.

    If it prevents things from being done, woe to our freedom and our purse. Woe to our freedom, since to prevent things is to tie our hands; woe to our purse, since to prevent things requires agents and to employ agents takes money.

    In reply to this, socialists say: “Laissez-faire! What a disaster!” Why, if you please? “Because, when you leave men to act, they do wrong and act against their interests. It is right for the state to direct them.”

    This is simply absurd. Do you seriously have such faith in human wisdom that you want universal suffrage and government of all by all and then you proclaim these very men whom you consider fit to govern others unfit to govern themselves?" - Frédéric Bastiat

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I'm just going to guess that if you check with the far right evangelicals you'll find plenty of opposition.
    I was just expressing my surprise that they haven't shown up in the poll results or the posts yet. You'd think at least one person who opposes legal prostitution would be on the forum right now.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    My strange combination of a champagne fetish and my age of seventeen makes my prostitution experiences in the champagne room incredibly expensive.
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    No way in hell. I'm too attached to my alias Gustav von Spicyweiner to change my ways this late in the game.
    How has nobody liked either of these yet? How???
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    Re: Prostitution

    I think all victimless crime should be legal- the government should not be allowed to regulate behavior.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    I think all victimless crime should be legal- the government should not be allowed to regulate behavior.
    I should have said that.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    So the government is somehow different in this regard? Do you think politicians are not selfish? Why do you think all politicians leave office a great deal richer than when they arrived in office?
    Absolutely, politicians are selfish. When voters have enough power over them, they act in accordance with that selfishness such that they act in the interest of voters. Right now, those incentives are skewed by corporate money, indeed, but voters do still have significant influence, especially in certain matters. I would imagine that in the matter under consideration in this thread, voter's interests would hold sway.

    For another, why would market forces lead to people acting against the interests of consumers? Do you think it works to their advantage to have their consumers and workers for that matter getting diseases? That seems like a pretty bad problem for the business to overcome considering that prostitution would be a pretty competitive field.
    You sound as though you actually believe individual business people and businesses don't often act contrary to the interests of their customers. Please confirm that I am mistaken in this impression, because I need to be sure I am not dealing with a self deluded person.

    Answering why market forces sometimes lead people to act contrary to the interests of consumers is interesting, and it may lead to solutions involving minimal government involvement. In the case under consideration, I think the best I am going to be able to do is to try to put myself in the place of the sex workers who actually do act contrary to their client's well being. I imagine that sometimes they figure that they are desperate for money, and that even though they have AIDS and that they could spread it, that customers are a dime a dozen, and they won't even know where they caught it in the first place. I imagine that sometimes they don't even know they have STDs, and they have just been careless recently, but that no harm will likely come of it. I could go on, and with each iteration would hit upon what at least some of them think. The fact is that they do act contrary to their customer's interests. The "why" will always be speculative, unless we ask THEM.



    So to avoid taking control of their own lives they go to the government? How does that solve anything?
    . Oh please, Thorgasm already explained how not all those involved can protect themselves. But aside from that, why not make a product safer through regulation? That way I don't have to worry as much about it when I purchase the product. It makes life simpler to have safety regulated. I like not worrying about toddlers toys being unsafe for my nephews when I purchase them. I would imagine sex worker's clients will feel a little more peace of mind, too.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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