The Economist recently held an interesting debate on the merits of legalizing prostitution. I know of pro-legalization advocate Sienna Baskin from an interview she did about Craigslist , but don’t know Melissa Farley who argues against legalization.
Economist debates are kind of like an online version of UK’s Oxford Union debates. In fact, prostitution was debated at the Oxford Union earlier this year.
Ultimately, the reader voting was 3 to 1 in favor of legalizing prostitution , although the vote against legalization gained ground during the period of the debate.