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Friday, September 22, 2006

Abolish Price Controls (on Touching Boobies)

Oh, you crazy Finns. I was wondering how far socialists would take their anti-price-gouging lunacy.
A fee of 25,500 euros ($32,000) is way too much for a woman to charge a man for fondling her bosom, a Finnish district court ruled.

The court jailed a couple in their twenties for more than a year for charging a 74-year-old who suffers from dementia a total of 25,500 euros to enjoy the woman's breasts on 10 occasions.

"Based on general life experience alone, it is indisputably clear that a 25,500 euro charge is disproportionate to the compensation in question," Judge Hasse Hakki, who heard the case, told Reuters Friday.

But he said the court in Kokkola, about 300 miles north of Helsinki, would not decide "the proper financial value of the compensation."

The retiree filed charges against the couple, who were convicted of extortionate overcharging, even though he told the court he paid the price willingly at the time.

$32,000 does sound like a lot just to touch some boobies. Although I guess it depends on the boobs. I would probably pay that much to touch the right kind of breasts. They would have to be spectacular. And come with a free car.

4,000 year history of price controls here. Playboy's guide to breasts here. recipes using chicken breasts here.