Markets in everything, Paris Hilton edition

by on August 10, 2006 at 3:23 pm in Economics | Permalink

Hilton also told the magazine she collects $500,000 in fees just to show up at parties and other events from Las Vegas to Tokyo. Her best-paying gig, she said, was a recent Austrian appearance.

"I had to say ‘hi’ and tell them why I loved Austria so much," she is quoted as saying.

And why does she like Austria? "Because they pay me $1 million to wave at crowds!"

Here is the full story.

1 jim August 10, 2006 at 3:41 pm

The story posted tells about how her income is rising, but also indicates that she has announce that she is “not having sex for a year,” because she is “sick of boyfriends” although she also announced that she has only had sex with two men in her life. Juxtaposing these, the economically minded has to wonder: is sex an inferior good in the case of Ms. Hilton?

2 Josh August 10, 2006 at 4:14 pm

Markets in Everything: Stupid Comments Edition

I’m willing to pay Martin not to comment on the Markets in Everything posts.

3 Martin August 10, 2006 at 4:36 pm


I’m sorry if I upset you – that really wasn’t my intention.

4 Josh August 10, 2006 at 4:38 pm

You didn’t upset me, Martin. I was only kidding.

5 glenn August 11, 2006 at 7:37 am

How much could we scrape together on the Net to pay
P. Hilton in order to never see her again, clothed or
unclothed? ALOT, I tell you…

Then again, I assume she bothers most of the religious
right far more than she bothers me, and that alone is
worth putting up with her.

6 Murphy August 11, 2006 at 11:52 am

To Statler,

A male hollywood movie star from the 50’s was caught with a prostitute. The intrepid reporter asked him why he paid women to be with him when so many women would be willing to be with him for free. He replied, I do not pay them to sleep with me, I pay them to go away.

7 Anonymous October 13, 2008 at 11:35 pm

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