Soon enough higher education could create an academic degree for pimps. It would equip them with the complex knowledge base and skill set required to be successful in the sex industry. And if the industry is legalized in more states, then the curriculum would include courses in human resources and compliance.
According to a study funded by a half-million-dollar Justice Department grant, the pimps who thrive in the current market have sophisticated operations. It has been published in the Urban Institute.
As Bloomberg reports, they use Machiavellian tactics. Those include setting employees against each other. In that competitive context, employees are more apt to make and exceed their quota. In addition, pimps have to up on technology. The best will envision what special event to sponsor - especially sports ones - to bring in the johns. Also, in a just-in-time manner they will parachute their employees to a disaster scene to provide service, including to the gawkers. Here is the Bloomberg coverage.
All this shows that pimps have a handle on how to make a good buck in a turbulent economy. But what about the employees? Obviously, if the sex industry would be legalized in more states the employees would enjoy the federal and state protections of the law which other kinds of employees do. Pimps as employers would have to navigate the same EEOC hurdles as PepsiCo and IBM.