Hooking: California’s Growth Industry
After several years of a dismal economic record, people in California have found a niche industry in what the do best: whoring themselves!
When the city of San Jose slashed its police budget on July 1st, they did away with their Vice Squad: this in turn has allowed the prostitution industry to flourish. Hooray! Supply side economic works! All you have to do is get that awful government out of the way and you can create all the jobs you want: hand jobs, blow jobs, wobble jobs, etc…
Does this mean the good times are back in California? If you think about it, the hookers in San Jose and their neighbors in Silicon Valley have alot in common: they both get successful with wild claims (“This device will reinvent the Internet!”/”I won’t give herpes!”) and have some crazy financing (“$2 billion for an online game company’s IPO??”/”Gimme $10 and a hit of crack and I won’t give you herpes”).
If cities can’t afford to provide basic services, at least we can place our faith in the Booty Bubble!