Just my musings. Politically, a little right of center. By profession, I am a patent attorney, specializing in software and electronics (www.softpats.com). I can be reached at bhayden at softpats.com, ieee.org, or highdown.com.
Marginal Revolution: Do prostitutes need pimps? The author suggests that a pimp makes himself worthwhile to his prostitutes becuase they are less likely to be beaten by their customers. Commenters suggested that the analysis was too simplistic. Sill, an interesting suggestion.