Wendy Shalit ’97 argues that it is wrong to pay for sex.

Hat tip to Marginal Revolution. I did not watch the whole debate, but Shalit’s speech was well done.

I think that the answer to these sorts of conflicts (prostitution, abortion, drugs, euthanasia, et cetera) is fairly simple: federalism. If the good people in Nevada want to legalize prostitution, then more power to them. That’s their business. As long as they don’t tell me and my fellow Massachusettians how to run our state, it is none of my business what they legalize and forbid in Nevada.

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