Legalizing pay-as-you-go love is right in line with the mantra that New Zealand is the new home of capitalism. New Zealand also has common sense limitations on immigration -- if you are morbidly obese they don't want you. And in the most recent in the series, we wrote how New Zealand sets the standard for Tort Reform.
As a conservative with libertarian leanings, I believe that one of governments limited purposes is to uphold contracts freely made between individuals or corporate entities. New Zealand says consensual or consentual agreement you make, well that contract can be enforced. Given that 50% of marriages in the US end in divorce, it seems that shorter term cohabitation contracts are the trend now. What is more shorter term than pay-as-you-go love?
Moreover, the law is held up as the model for others to follow. Indeed, Australia started to adopt a version of it in 2008. New Zealand even has a Prostitutes Collective, which functions as a kind of 'union' and lobbying group for both hetero-and homo-sexual prostitutes.
The biggest criticism against New Zealand's law seems to be about the limitation on immigrants working the prostitution industry. However, this limitation appears aimed at minimizing one of the chief contemporary harms of prostitution: the trafficking of women into positions of servitude.
So, for common-sense enforcement of simple contracts between consenting adults, another reason added to our list of Reasons to Love New Zealand.