The Economics of Standing in Line

April 21, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Laura Vozzella had a chat with a professional line stander –somebody who stands in line for notable events such as concerts and important court hearings so that individuals interested don’t have to spend their time on the street. Highlights include:

  • One line-stander claims to earn $15 an hour
  • He makes $50,000 a year.
  • Line standers might further subcontract and hire homeless people so that they can go home and recharge.

To meet a professional line-stander, and to find out why he avoids interviews, click here.

Source: Washington Post