Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pornography Creates More Jobs than President Obama

Last week the Obama administration expressed its disappointment that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) granted approval to a new top-level domain of .xxx. The new domain would be aimed at the pornography industry, similar to how .edu is aimed at the educational institutions. The Obama administration sides with religious and "pro-family" groups that claim the new .xxx domain legitimizes the pornography industry.

However, the pornography industry is already a legitimate industry. In 2007, the pornography industry generated over $13.3B in revenues in the United States alone. This is more revenue than the 2007 revenues of Molson Coors ($5.9B), Marriott International ($12.1B),  OfficeMax ($8.9B), or Constellation Brands ($4.6B). Globally, the industry generated over $95B in 2007. The pornography industry creates tens of thousands of jobs in the United States, providing people with paychecks so they can make an honest living without relying on government aid programs paid for by the taxpayers. With hundreds of thousands of jobs created, the pornography industry is better at providing people work than President Obama. Under the Obama administration, unemployment rose from 7.6% in January 2009 to 8.9% in February 2011. Millions of jobs were actually lost under the Obama administration.

If anything, the government and President Obama should be acting to encourage the growth of the pornography industry. More pornography industry revenues and profits will lead to increased tax collections, and more jobs in the pornography business will lead to a lessening of the burden on taxpayers of having to pay for the unemployed to receive government aid and government benefits. While some disagree with the products that the pornography industry offers, in the free market economy individuals have the right to make a decision for themselves about what they purchase. While pornography may be manufactured and sold, people do not have to buy it if they don't want it.

1 comment:

  1. Just because pornography creates jobs doesn't mean you can post links to porn sites on this blog in the comments. We've removed the offending post.