Whole Playboy empire for sale now

From Breitbart:

The magazine’s circulation currently sits at around 800,000, down significantly from its peak of 5.6 million in 1975. However, the Journal reports that revenue from licensing could be worth as much as hundreds of millions of dollars in the future.

The company also owns the iconic Playboy Mansion in California, which it put up for sale earlier this year for $200 million.

In October, the company announced its magazine would no longer feature the nudity that made it one of the most sought-after publications for adolescent males for six decades and simultaneously turned the Playboy bunny into one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

In an interview with the New York Times announcing the decision, Playboy CEO Scott Flanders said the magazine’s brand of naughtiness had become almost quaint compared to the virtually endless supply of free, easily accessible pornography on the Internet. More.

Reality check: It’s not an attack of social morality or the freedom of the Internet that is causing this. People who are no longer needed in the work force have lots of free time to consume the stuff but fewer assets to pay for it.

In the days of well-paying, necessary jobs, government and religion worked together to limit trends that reduce social capital. But today, it really doesn’t matter to anyone, if not the individual.

See also: Long slow march to consensual euthanasia without conscience rights for medics. Including euthanasia of children with guardians’ consent
(In part because citizens are decreasingly a form of wealth)

  • Happy Easter fellow economic units of diminished worth!

  • canminuteman

    I wonder if CEO Scott Flanders is any relation to Ned Flanders?

  • Ron MacDonald

    Hugh is not long for this world, that’s why its being sold. I doubt his daughter has any interest in his business.

    • Minicapt

      She was CEO of Playboy Enterprises 1982-2009.


  • Ed

    Imagine what a sperm detecting ultraviolet light would pick up in that house???

    • UCSPanther

      It is said that Hugh Hefner never believed in housebroken pets either. If I bought that joint, I would replace all the rugs and furniture, and go over that place with a karcher diesel-fueled steam cleaner.

  • Apparently if you buy the Playboy mansion it’s going to be haunted by Hef. http://www.tmz.com/2016/01/09/playboy-mansion-sale-hugh-hefner/