Dollars And Sex: An Economist Puts A Price On Sex And Love

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In Dollars and Sex, economist Marina Adshade converts economic theory into a sexy science by applying the principles of market forces to matters of love and the libido. As she does in her hugely popular blog of the same name, Adshade unlocks the mysteries behind our actions, thoughts and preferences using engaging research and economic analysis and no small dose of humour. The result is a fascinating look at how the most important choices we make are influenced by the interplay between sexual drive, gender, love, power and economic forces.

In Dollars and Sex, you’ll find answers to such questions as:

  • Is modern marriage just an opportunity to consume more goods and services?
  • What is the relationship between rising rates of casual sex and the widening earning gap?
  • How do we sabotage our chances of finding a mate when dating online?

Ultimately Adshade shows that every option, every decision, and every outcome in matters of sex and love is better understood through economics.

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Understanding the reasons we behave the way we do (in bed).Dollars and Sex unveils the economics behind sex and love, answering questions we've always wondered - and those we never thought to ask, such as:

  • When dating online, do we create thin markets, making it harder to find a mate?
  • What is the relationship between rising rates of casual sex and the widening earning gap?
  • Is modern marriage just an opportunity to consume more goods and services?
  • If teenagers are having sex less frequently, why are STD rates in that group on the rise
"Marina Adshade will persuade you that the economist's cost-benefit calculus explains more about your love life than you ever imagined."- Professor Robert H. Frank, Cornell University, author or The Darwin Economy and The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide."Marina Adshade is the one economist I read purely for pleasure."- Professor Frances Woolley, Carleton University, regular contributor to The Globe and Mail.

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There's a market for sex and love, and you're in it.
In Dollars and Sex, economist Marina Adshade converts economic theory into a sexy science byapplying the principles of supply and demand and other market forces to matters of love,courtship, sex, intimacy, and marriage. As she does in her hugely popular blog of the samename, Adshade unlocks the mysteries behind our actions, thoughts, and preferences usingengaging research, economic analysis, and humor. The end result is a fascinating look atjust how central the interplay of libido, gender, love, power, and economic forces is to the mostimportant choices we make in our lives. Ultimately she shows that every option, every decision,and every outcome in matters of sex and love is better understood through economics.

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