Where Spitzer should have spent his 80 grand


Recent reports suggest New York Governor Eliot Spitzer spent as much as $80,000 on hookers. In the spirit of good economic analysis, I took a look at the opportunity cost of those assignations. For that money, and for the sake of his career, perhaps The Spritzer should have spent the 80 grand on one of these pleasures, instead.

1. A Fisker Karma hybrid sports car. From the designer of cars for BMW and Aston Martin, this plug-in hybrid gets 50 mpg, but more importantly, does it with panache.

2. Four cases of Dom. Romane Conti 1997. At $1,540 per bottle, this French red Burgundy is known as one of the best wines in the world.

3. A week and a half in the most luxurious suite at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, the world's tallest hotel. Built on its own island in the image of a ship in full sail, the Burj offer dining in its underwater restaurant, a private cinema, and airport shuttle in a Rolls Royce Silver Seraph. But no hookers.

4. Ten-game rental of the best Hall of Fame suite (holds 18-30 people) at Yankee Stadium, including parking and catering. Crying towels not included.