Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Markets Really Do Provide Everything

Via Tyler Cowen.

Cracked has its list of the 25 most baffling toys in the world. Presumably, these toys exist primarily because someone, somewhere, felt there was a demand for them. Cowen is most amazed by numbers 8 and 11.

I disagree. I'm more astonished by the electronic bondage doll (#21) and the penis putter (#13), and the numerous Japanese poop toys (19,18,12,11, and 7- which is actually Swedish).

You'll notice that most of this stuff comes out of Japan. Folks, this is what happens when you combine a free market economy with severe sexual repression: Poop toys.