Monday, January 12, 2009

Markets in Everything: California Edition

1. Virginity of a 22-year old California student who has a degree in Women's Studies and wants money for a master's degree in Family and Marriage therapy.

2. Proposed
undergraduate and medical degree at University of California-Merced in just five years.

HTs to
Jeff Lehner and Ben Cunningham for the links above, and Marginal Revolution for the category, see full Markets in Everything list here.

3 Comments:

At 1/12/2009 2:54 PM, Blogger Ben Eng said...

"It's shocking that men will pay so much for someone's virginity, which isn't even prized so highly anymore."

Maybe the men don't realize that virginity is not transferable. :)

 
At 1/12/2009 6:13 PM, Blogger randian said...

Isn't an auction of virginity an illegal contract for prostitution?

 
At 1/13/2009 2:25 AM, Blogger Plamen said...

It appears that her auction will take place at a legalized brothel in Nevada, so no obvious legal issues.

All the luck to her - consenting adult, closed doors, etc., etc.

On the other hand, given that doctors are not incorruptible, and virginity is not that hard to fake medically, I cannot help but hope (for the broader educational value to men) she turns out to be a the smartest "career girl" of our times (Julia Roberts was a fictional one).

Snippet about her from a different article: "Still, Natalie says the winner won’t necessarily be the highest bidder. “I want someone with chemistry. We’ll take bids until I find a suitor I’m happy with.” - now that is one smart sales pitch.

Video of "Natalie" - I must admit that I do not find her all that attractive.

 

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