Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Prostitution, History, Economy

If "the game" is considered a lage economic (government taxable) activity, then we are only progressing a tradition.

According to this book, The Secret History of Georgian London: How the Wages of Sin Shaped the Capital, prostitution helped shape georgian Londen to quite an important extent.

So was the industry of pleasure following the economic activity, or was it shapeing it ? Maybe the success of an economy is not just due to the work-force, but also due to the "Working Ladies". And tolerating them.

With Thanks to DollyMopp for pointing out the book.

Oh, and before the anti-brigaqde pop in, yes, I do realize it wasnt all fun and glamour then, nor is it all rosey now. But things have changed a lot.

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