Loan markets in everything

by on August 25, 2005 at 7:04 am in Economics | Permalink

…a library in the Dutch city of Almelo plans to
start its own human lending program next month. "The customers can rent
a veiled Muslim woman and finally ask her all the questions they would
never dare to ask if they met her on the street," says the director,
Jan Krol. Of course, Mr. Krol must adopt his offerings to local tastes.
So apart from the usual suspects — a gay man, a Muslim and a gypsy —
there will also be a politician, a hard-drug user, a gay woman and a
German (that World War II episode).

Here is the story, and thanks to Don Boudreaux for the pointer.

1 Andy Wink August 25, 2005 at 4:45 pm

Wow – this is the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard of.

2 germ August 30, 2010 at 3:11 am

Will I have to pay a car insurance quote for that? Sorry, a human insurance quote? Some things are just to much and people don’t seem to notice or care about.

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