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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and Fredericksburg.com. This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Economics on a human scale

WHAT SINGLE factor has dealt the biggest blow to the earnings power of prostitutes over the past century?

Pause here for thought.

Many theories may have gone through your head, and some of them probably shouldn’t be published in a family newspaper. But the answer is fairly simple, according to the author of "Super Freakonomics."

Click here for the rest of this week’s Business Browser column, and click below to read more about these books on Amazon.

SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.)

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