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

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?