Posted Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at 10:38 AM
Brazilian prostitutes are apparently studying English in advance of the 2014 World Cup and the anticipating earnings premium for English-speaking sex workers.
This kind of thing is why you should never take talk of "skills-mismatch" too seriously. Obviously employers are always going to dream of a world of more-skilled workers. But when demand is real and met with an actual wage premium, markets respond nicely. It's not brain surgery.