David Friedman recently posted an interesting entrepreneurial proposal regarding the importation of historical jewelry.
I thought of a possible improvement to the business plan:
It would be still more profitable, obviously, to have workers provide you with custom arts and crafts for free.
The guilt-free method of doing so would be to scam bait a conniving Nigerian (which is surprisingly easy given the likely 50 point average IQ difference) which, when done with sufficient skill, can generate very impressive artwork.
A team of five to ten such baiters could rake in the profits while simultaneously preventing thousands of crimes.
The linked-to bust is of the scam baiter "Shiver Metimbers". Getting free, customized busts made is the least of it.
I imagine a network of professional, Shiver Metimbers level scam baiters auctioning off custom busts and custom tattoos - "your face tattooed on a Nigerian scammer! e-mail history of bait included" - selecting the most gullible scammers by some sort of field-validated gullibility test.
On another note, I recently posted my description of a proposed variation of Islam, Neo-Muhammadanism, to IslamicBoard.com. The post was overwhelmingly voted up and received a comment, "good", which increases my confidence that Neo-Muhammadanism will quickly replace the obsolete version of Islam.
Also, since converting to Neo-Muhammadanism, debating progressives has become astonishingly easy. On page two of the posted thread I used Islamic debate tactics to immediately silence "VegetarianSoul", who had previously been impervious to all argument. Progressivism is completely submissive to Islam, and my variation is no exception.