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Porn. The new financial bubble?

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Hedge fund invests in porn-related businesses, claims 50% gain last year.

Whole new categories of financial derivatives are, no doubt, about to be launched to take advantage of this apparently burgeoning porn market, which might give whole new meaning to the term “naked shorts.”

But heck, why stop there? How about a futures market on Afghan heroin production or selling credit default swaps against attacks by Somali pirates? Truly, the possibilities are endless.

  • When I was teaching (collegiate computer not-necessarily science) that was an trickle-down exercise I worked my students through – while the technology we now enjoy and take for granted was birthed in Kennedy’s space race, it matured through porn patrons’ demand for bigger, better, faster (no pun intended, really).

    • Absolutely. The online porn industry is one of the prime drivers of new technology, design, and ideas on the net.

  • BWAHAHAHahahahahahaha…

    Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis said Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry.