Should We Decriminalize Sex Work?


Puzzle Summary:

POLI the AI asks, “Where can we agree?” Most people go into sex work out of desperation but except for a few counties in Nevada sex work is illegal in the US. If the WELCOME: Employer Living Wage Tax Credit and/or the P50L Earned Income Tax Credits were passed into law then taking a full-time job that nets a living wage eliminates most of that desperation. Until then, law enforcement activity to curtail prostitution is ineffective, takes police away from pursuing violent criminals, and is a constant temptation trap.

ONE PARROT preaches that sex for money is wrong, and the provider and/or the customer should be imprisoned. THE OTHER PARROT solicits that sex between consenting adults is no one else’s business, and that sex workers deserve decent working conditions and benefits.  What did our nonpartisan scoring system say?

BOX SCORE for Decriminalizing Sex Work
:Weighted-Average: Forecast:

:60%: ± 7% Nonpartisan Score
Sides of the Table 4/4
Wall of Information 6/8
Cultural Windows 10/16
Columns of Bias 6/8


Top Four Key Reasons in Favor of Decriminalizing Sex Work

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
Reduces the illegal market
Reserves criminal justice resources
Penalizing purchased sex doesn’t work

Top Four Key Reasons Against Decriminalizing Sex Work

Against moral values
Increased adultery rates
Sexual overtones are pervasive—NIMBY
No one should have to do that

Where Can We Agree?®: Four Odd Couples IN-FAVOR

Activists & Gun Owners
Urban PT & Billionaires
Nonworkers & Entrepreneurs
Liberty Republicans & Suburban Professionals

Where Can We Agree?®: Four Odd Couples AGAINST

Federal Payroll & Landlords
Moralist Republicans & Democratic Leadership
Rural Part Time & Urban Investors
Planet First Democrats & Utilities

Four A-hah Moments

(Yes) Gives lonely & disabled folks an option for sex
(Yes) Removes police use of oppressive laws

(No) Competes for other discretionary dollars
(No) Makes the US a sex tourism destination

Politics 4.0 DNA (ACGT) Conclusion

We predict an 71% vast super-majority of roles in this country to support Decriminalizing Sex Work with a below average error margin of  ± 3%. Thrift (T) types will see less public resources spent against an unwinnable cause. Abundance (A) types will see legal options to relieve sexual frustration. Commerce (C) types will see a reduction in the illegal markets. Governance (G) types will see a better reallocation of law and order resources.

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