Have money? Hire a sugar baby / ManServant! Want someone to be nice to you? Pay them! Is this the natural, though cynical, extension of a market economy?
A group of about 20 “chronic alcoholics” in Amsterdam’s Oosterpark were spending their days fighting, shouting, making comments at women, and generally disturbing the peace, so the state-funded Rainbow Foundation Project, put them to work — voluntarily. Strange as it may seem, most parties — the participants, the foundation, the neighborhood residents — seem satisfied with the arrangement.