Yes, it presumes a good welfare system. And Sweden does have a good welfare system. And Australia does have a good welfare system, not as good as Sweden's, but we are getting there.
yes, it is odd...there is very little need in a society that isn't brutally capitalist...a brutally capitalist society suggests that you also become a capitalist to survive or get what you want or need
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
I don't see the correlation between slavery in any capacity and consensual sex in any capacity.
It's probably important to see it in historical terms, for the first time in human history, institutional slavery was abolished in 1833 by the House of Commons.
In historical terms, this is only yesterday, so we can see this is just a beginning, a first step to freedom. We still have a long way to go in the West, and even further to go in poor, uneducated, and undemocratic countries.
And so we have promises to keep, and miles to go before we sleep.
Surely you don't believe in this formulation implicitly?
I'm not sure if I understood the question, but I think my logic is good. Assuming both parties wanna make the deal, this is more a moral issue than anything, and politics shouldn't interfere on moral matters.
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '
I'm curious about what makes a social ill worthy of regulation, but not banning. Under the same reasoning why not have a Pedo-district where children could be molested in a safe environment?
Because, presumably, the prostitutes are not being coerced into providing their sexual services. I agree that unwilling prostitution (which is basically commercialised rape) should be banned. However, legalizing the practice of two consenting adults making a knowing, willing decision to sell a sexual service is not the same thing as forcing a woman to be raped in order to make money off of it. In fact, it would legitimize the sex trade and give anyone who wanted to enter into this line of work a safer, more secure option to do so.
On the other hand, a pedophile district would be made entirely of children being forced into sexual practice. Even if they did so willingly, the effect that this type of sexual activity would have on them at such a young age would be emotionally scarring, to say the least. Children cannot give consent. Adults can.