I’ve started watching a private detective series set in Ireland on Netflix called Jack Taylor. In the very first episode there’s a claim that there are no private detective in Ireland, that is “smacks of informant” and the attitude of people would make that a particularly dangerous career. Of course the lead guy is an ex-cop, and manages to get away with it.
That sounds extremely far fetched to me, and if anyone can confirm or deny this claim, great. But it got me thinking about what professions might not exist in some places for various reasons. And I couldn’t really think of any. Prostitution is illegal of course in most places, but it certainly exists in most places too. (everywhere? I dunno)
So, are there professions that don’t exists in some places, and if so, why? I think we should exclude failed states like Somalia – as the whole economy there barely exists.