Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Love in the Time of Famine

For all those who think love should be analyzed in terms of economics, here is your article:


The crucial thing is whether men operate in a seller’s or a buyer’s market. As usual, market analysis oversimplifies, but it isolates an important “exchange”: women provide sex and men “pay,” ideally by helping to support children. When viable men are scarce, they can get sex without paying a high price. On the other hand, women who want children must provide sex and hope for a husband, rather than being able to expect one.

Can you feel the romance just oozing from the page? What palpable romance you bring, sir.

Hat tip to E.S. Fortune for the link.

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