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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Economy Teaches Love

Who would have thought that principles of economy can be applied to the manner in which we choose our partners and how we love?

Certainly when I took my hated economy classes in my first years of university in Madrid over 30 years ago, aching to be studying matters closer to the human psyche, I would never have believed it.

Here are a few examples gleaned from a fascinating article by Ben Stein in the New York Times.
  • the returns in love situations are roughly proportional to the amount of time and devotion invested
  • High-quality bonds consistently yield more return than junk, and so it is with high-quality love
  • Research pays off
  • In every long-term romantic situation, returns are greater when there is a monopoly
  • Realistic expectations are everything

To read more deeply about each of these and other points, click here

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