Boyfriend for Hire

There are, as economist Tyler Cowen likes to put it, “markets in everything.” And so it doesn’t come as a surprise that, according to this Reuters video, rent-a-boyfriend is a popular service in China. “He’s already got many offers—from girls who want to make their boyfriend jealous to others inviting him home for the holidays.” I think this was the premise of a not-so-good Debra Messing movie.

Business Proposal: Quiet Spaces to Make Private Phone Calls

Where do I make that phone call? My car used to be the go-to spot for personal phone calls, but living in New York City doesn’t afford me that luxury. So what’s a job-seeker to do?