Disreputable but Legal Markets

I don’t know why, but I find both of these articles hilarious.

NYT on Marijuana in SF: “What both sides can agree on — in classic San Francisco fashion — is that the problem is really Oakland’s fault…. The rising neighborhood opposition to the clubs also stands in striking juxtaposition to the personal political beliefs of many in San Francisco, a city that prides itself on a progressive attitude.”

And on prostitutes in Germany: “To the list of pernicious things that have not happened at this World Cup, add one more: a spike in the sex trade. While clubs like Artemis have been busier than usual after games, the tournament has generated nowhere near the surge in demand for prostitution — or the influx of temporary prostitutes from Eastern Europe and Asia — that many experts predicted.”