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Specific Performance for Prostitution Contracts

February 3rd, 2010 No comments

A New Zealand girl has sold her virginity on the Internet. Prostitution is legal in New Zealand. The contract is not yet performed. Traditionally, such contracts were not enforceable on grounds of public policy. I wonder if they are now? What is particularly appalling is that unlike most contracts, contracts for personal services are enforced by specific performance. If that applies here, she can’t back out and just pay back the money— she’s got to perform.

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Discrimination-helps-the-“victim” argument

January 22nd, 2010 1 comment

An interesting WSJ example of where the Discrimination-helps-the-“victim” argument actually might be valid. This might be worth modelling.

A more worrisome issue arises when men take advantage of their relative scarcity by making life miserable for would-be girlfriends. Why settle down when you are a guy and the supply of eligible women appears to be unlimited? The female students hate such a situation, which is one reason admissions offices end up accepting male applicants who are less academically qualified than their female counterparts. Their goal is to avoid the dreaded 60/40 gender imbalance on campus that everyone agrees is a threshold not to be crossed. Those gender preferences, which colleges rarely discuss, have become common among private, four-year colleges (and recently caught the attention of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which has launched a probe into admissions discrimination against women).

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