In this witty and revelatory investigation of the so-called dismal science, University of British Columbia professor Marina Adshade skips the usual widgets and uncovers how the market comes to bear on our most intimate decisions: sex, dating, courtship, love, marriage, even breaking up. The science of asexonomicsa is born: How much money does an ugly guy need to have to attract as many women via an online dating site as a hot man? Is modern marriage just an opportunity to consume more goods and services? Does raising the price of beer reduce risky sex? Why does a spike in the sale of sex toys predict an upcoming recession, while an increase in the number of breast lifts indicates a perkier economy is on the way? Which comes first: a prosperous nation or a promiscuous one? Once you read Dirty Money, youall never look at your money a or your relationships a the same way againAs I said earlier, the use of the word a#39;pricea#39; does not imply that men need to compensate women to have sex with them; ... I told you that I have a hard time convincing my students that, on average, they have sex less frequently than people theiranbsp;...
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