Saturday, August 30, 2008

Craig's List as Data Source

I saw a paper recently that used the "erotic services" part of Craig's List to measure the amount of prostitution enforcement across cities. The basic idea was that escort ads per capita provide a crude inverse metric of the amount of enforcement.

Here is cnet using the the "casual encounters" section of Craig's List to study the impact of the DNC in Denver on the barter market for sex.

Social science becomes voyeurism systematized.

And don't democrats require some sort of prior regulatory approval for this sort of behavior?

Hat tip: