Friday, April 07, 2006

A fair question

Yglesias writes:
Jonah Goldberg says: "It's all a bit reminiscent of Irving Kristol's observation that a liberal believes it's all right for an 18-year-old girl to perform in a pornographic movie as long as she gets paid minimum wage." I take it that's supposed to be some kind of self-evident refutation of liberalism but, well, what's wrong with that? How old does Jonah think you should have to be to perform in a pornographic movie? 21? Should the movies be banned? Or is the idea that the minimum wage is destroying vital porn industry jobs and ought to be repealed?
Or perhaps that child labor laws have destroyed the kiddie porn industry?