CNN reports that the porn industry is suffering in the economic slump, and is requesting a federal bailout. You’ve got to hand it to Larry Flynt. He’s always had a gift for political theater with a satirical flair. And in terms of pure logic, their case is no weaker than that of any other rent-seeker. Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis says,
The US government should actively support the adult industry’s survival and growth, just as it feels the need to support any other industry cherished by the American people.
And Flynt himself,
It’s time for congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America. The only way they can do this is by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly.
Hey, these guys make at least as much economic sense as Paul Krugman.