Last updated on: 2/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Economist Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“In a liberal society, buying sex for money should be regarded as a legitimate commercial transaction, where it takes place between two consenting adults. It might be a transaction with peculiar psychological implications for both parties, but that sort of anxiety is beyond the law’s remit.”

The Economist, Jan. 6, 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

“The Economist is a weekly paper of news, analysis and commentary, covering business and the global political economy…”

Economistgroup.com (accessed Dec. 5, 2006)

Mission:

“Across the world we develop intelligent media brands for the high-end audience our clients value.”

“Our mission,” The Economist Group website (accessed Feb. 4, 2008)

Other:
Newspaper
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution Immoral or Demeaning?
  2. Does Legal Prostitution Lead to Human Trafficking and Slavery?