A stripper has claimed she can read markets better than bankers and set out why she thinks we’re heading for a recession.
Per the New York Post, the adult entertainer said strip clubs were “sadly a leading indicator” of economic health, adding that we’re already in a recession.
In a series of earlier Twitter posts, the woman, who goes by the username @botticellibimbo, said strip venues are “an operative tool” for business people and not just a source of “sinful” entertainment.
Referencing the 2001 Enron Corp scandal, she said they were where “energy salesmen bring their clients” and “recruiters bring prospective finance bros” because the world of business and adult entertainment were “deeply integrated”.
“[As strippers] we always have to be aware of fluctuations in the market and how upper class men are behaving and spending their money,” she said.
“Ask ANY stripper we have to be aware of how rich people are going to spend their money, stripping is betting on how the rich spend their money.
“You’re gonna tell me that isn’t just a stock exchange?”
She also said that end-of-year bonuses “make up a large part of strip club revenue”, emphasising the connection between the venues and the condition of the market.