Tyler Cowen posts an excerpt from an NYT story about a man who enjoys being stood on. It is a very strange story and indicates to me that the long tail of the distribution of weirdness in humans is very long indeed. Here is Tyler’s section of the post, with my favorite part highlighted:
His standard rate is $200 “a session,” he seems to enjoy the work, in some situations he values the situation as a fetish, he once had ten women stand on him, and the market structure appears to be one of duopoly. Here is more and I thank Jeffrey Valentine for the pointer.
Only an economist would ever read that story and think to say that. Well played. Here is the wiki on duopoly.