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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ho's Got a Point

The Dutch have developed a unique and extremely forward-thinking system for getting prostitutes into alternative employment:

They will start rewarding hookers in their red light districts "credits" for good behavior. These credits can be accrued and traded-in for designer clothes and furniture. In exchange, they must participate in a city-run program which helps them find different employment.

The prostitutes' union, the Red Thread, excitedly supports the program. The Dutch are trying to close their famous red light districts. The city in which this radical new program is being rolled-out plans to close its red light districts by 2011.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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