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Pimps Act Much Like Managers in Any Other Business, Study Finds
dailyfinance.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Del Quentin Wilber

Posted on 03/13/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

They pit employees against each other to maximize performance, set financial quotas and are adapting to a rapidly changing technological landscape.

That sounds like a description of corporate executives, but it also applies to the illegal sex trade, according to a study published Wednesday by the Urban Institute in Washington. "Many pimps had a business savvy, and they knew what they needed to do to maximize profits," said Meredith Dank, the study's lead author and a former commodities analyst. "They saw themselves as managers, as business owners, as entrepreneurs."

The conclusions are based on interviews in eight U.S. cities. The sex trade in seven (Washington, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, San Diego, Miami and Denver) totaled $975 million in 2007, or $1 billion in today's dollars, according to the study. The eighth (Kansas City, Mo.) wasn't included in the economic analysis. Funded by a $499,000 Justice Department grant, the study relied on more than 260 interviews of police, pimps and prostitutes, the institute said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailyfinance.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: academia; pimps; prostitution
"Funded by a $499,000 Justice Department grant..."

Glad our tax dollars are spent wisely.

1 posted on 03/13/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Well, except for that beating and raping thing.
Other than that, its just like...


2 posted on 03/13/2014 3:44:06 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
according to a study published Wednesday by the Urban Institute in Washington

Did we tax payers foot the bill for this totally mindless piece of garbage?

3 posted on 03/13/2014 3:44:11 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ilovesarah2012

I can’t tell you how many times the accounting manager has beaten us for failing to accurately report. Heck, he broke an engineer’s arm. But, all those engineers keep doing it because they’re addicted to drugs.


4 posted on 03/13/2014 3:45:00 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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Funded by a $499,000 Justice Department grant

I bet that there is a $500,000 maximum in someone's budget before it goes up a level to be approved and the spouse, relative or close friend of someone in the DoJ is the contractor.

5 posted on 03/13/2014 3:46:38 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Next we will learn that drug cartels are run just like any other multinational business, except that they don't have to pay taxes.
6 posted on 03/13/2014 3:46:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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Many pimps had a business savvy, and they knew what they needed to do to maximize profits

They could have called me here at home, and I could've told them the same thing for free. Glad we're dumping cash into such ratholes.

7 posted on 03/13/2014 3:46:53 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ilovesarah2012

How many employees did Gates and Buffett slap around?


8 posted on 03/13/2014 3:46:56 PM PDT by x
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9 posted on 03/13/2014 3:47:19 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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“Pimps Act Much Like Managers in Any Other Business,”

In a way. Back in college, my employer was one of the biggest madams in the city, and for cash, I used to drive the escorts to their umm, “clients”. They hated being called pimps. Unlike real pimps, they never hit their girls. They just fire them on the spot.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 3:51:10 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: MrEdd

There was a thing going around a few years ago about how being a consultant was like being a ho’. When your client beats you up, your manager blames you, and sends you out to a new client. You do the hard, dirty work, your manager gets the real money, and you get enough to live on. And so on.


11 posted on 03/13/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Velvet Jones was a man ahead of his time in employing the latest tech.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 3:57:55 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Talk about “job lock”!


13 posted on 03/13/2014 3:58:12 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Want to get rid of prostitution? Let the government manage it. Ref: The Bunny Ranch


14 posted on 03/13/2014 4:15:34 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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15 posted on 03/13/2014 4:16:47 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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insanity


16 posted on 03/13/2014 4:16:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: laweeks

lefty employment grants


17 posted on 03/13/2014 4:18:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Insane that our government thought this was money well spent. Of course, there is this:

Feds Spend $1.5 Million to Study Why Lesbians Are Fat

- See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/feds-spend-15-million-study-why-lesbians-are-fat#sthash.qXDhKolf.dpuf


18 posted on 03/13/2014 4:21:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: GeronL
lefty employment grants

Ya' mean "intellectual welfare for the unemployable?

19 posted on 03/13/2014 4:26:01 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ilovesarah2012

These grants always go to lefties it seems


20 posted on 03/13/2014 4:50:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Haha, Upgrayedd! The second “d” is for a double dose of pimpin’


21 posted on 03/13/2014 5:01:34 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: KarlInOhio

And if you or I did something similar with our bank deposits it would be called structuring and we would be on our way to jail for money laundering.


22 posted on 03/13/2014 5:40:50 PM PDT by Freedumb
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