My wife is from Denver, and I’ve driven past Shotgun Willie’s countless times. As a married man who wants to set a good example for his daughters, going to a strip club is out of the question. Still, this Denver Post interview with the Shotgun Willie’s owner Debbie Matthews — one of the few women owners in the strip club business — was certainly interesting. Particularly this tidbit:
Matthews: I love to read. I have a Kindle, and I love it. We have a book club for the staff called Strip It Down. We meet once a week. It’s a conservative reading group.
BH: Well. What do you read?
Matthews: Friedrich Hayek’s “The Fatal Conceit,” “Super Freakonomics,” the Federalist Papers. We talk about the prisoner’s dilemma (a philosophical question about human behavior).
So next time you’re in Denver and you come home boozy and covered and glitter, you can just tell your wife you were discussing Austrian economics and original intent.