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John Turley-Ewart, PhD, Deputy Comment Editor for the National Post, wrote the editorial "Lessons from a German Brothel" in the July 7, 2006 issue that stated:

“The assumption underlying much of the bad press Germany has received is that decriminalization is a boon to the underworld. In fact, the opposite is closer to the truth. Prostitution is like any other industry. Make it illegal, and you give criminals a monopoly. Legalize it, and you give law-abiding enterprises a chance to compete…

Moreover, regulated brothels now are operated as legitimate businesses, and so attract professional managers — as opposed to underworld thugs.”

July 7, 2006