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"Ever wonder why a high-value mate faces intractable levels of search friction in the saturated courtship market (read: why a nice guy can't get a date)? If so, Adshade's got news for you. In this blog-to-book treatise on the relationship between sex and the free market, the University of British Columbia professor discusses sexual behavior in terms of micro- and macroeconomic principles. Chapters dealing with the latter are the book's most successful; her reporting on external forces — such as widespread Internet use, mass incarceration, and income inequality — lead to provocative conclusions on the future of marriage. On the other hand, sections devoted to microeconomic principles and institutions are circuitous and opaque, and are frequently broken up by distracting digressions. However, when the two sides of her argument converge, Adshade's strong suit is clear — she deftly relays the basics of economics (in this case, comparative advantage) using statistically observed behavior, and shades her position with astute reporting on external cultural and economic conditions. The content of the book springs from an undergraduate course Adshade teaches called 'Economics of Sex and Love,' so readers unfamiliar with Econ 101 (or Sex 101 for that matter) needn't fear — Adshade's an understandable and engaging teacher. Agent: Danielle Svetcov, Levine Greenberg Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Frosty Pink Lipstick, October 14, 2013 (view all comments by Frosty Pink Lipstick)
If you've ever been mystified by the romantic or sexual choices people make (and who hasn't?), read this book. Dollars and Sex examines sex and marriage from the cold, logical risk/reward perspective of economics. Author Dr. Marina Adshade, an Economics professor, illuminates the murky world of romantic love and sex by shining the light of market theory upon it. This is the first Economics book I was sorry to have finished!
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ISBN:
9781452109220
Author:
Adshade, Marina
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Subject:
Psychology : General
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Ever wonder why a high-value mate faces intractable levels of search friction in the saturated courtship market (read: why a nice guy can't get a date)? If so, Adshade's got news for you. In this blog-to-book treatise on the relationship between sex and the free market, the University of British Columbia professor discusses sexual behavior in terms of micro- and macroeconomic principles. Chapters dealing with the latter are the book's most successful; her reporting on external forces — such as widespread Internet use, mass incarceration, and income inequality — lead to provocative conclusions on the future of marriage. On the other hand, sections devoted to microeconomic principles and institutions are circuitous and opaque, and are frequently broken up by distracting digressions. However, when the two sides of her argument converge, Adshade's strong suit is clear — she deftly relays the basics of economics (in this case, comparative advantage) using statistically observed behavior, and shades her position with astute reporting on external cultural and economic conditions. The content of the book springs from an undergraduate course Adshade teaches called 'Economics of Sex and Love,' so readers unfamiliar with Econ 101 (or Sex 101 for that matter) needn't fear — Adshade's an understandable and engaging teacher. Agent: Danielle Svetcov, Levine Greenberg Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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