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DIRTY MONEYby Marina AdshadeIn 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 ‘sexonomics’ 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, you’ll never look at your money—or your relationships—the same way again.

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DIRTY MONEY
by Marina Adshade

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 ‘sexonomics’ 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, you’ll never look at your money—or your relationships—the same way again.

“It made Daniel think. The people who had the least were the most willing to share. He outlined a dictum that he would believe the rest of his life: the more people have, the less the give. Similarly, generous cultures produce less waste because excess is shared, whereas stingy nations fill their landfills with leftovers.” — from The Man Who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen

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“It made Daniel think. The people who had the least were the most willing to share. He outlined a dictum that he would believe the rest of his life: the more people have, the less the give. Similarly, generous cultures produce less waste because excess is shared, whereas stingy nations fill their landfills with leftovers.” 

— from The Man Who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen

: Bracket Magazine Vol. 4 / MONEY : * 11. Complete the sentence, money is …… … “Ink on paper.” ~ Michael & Nicky Place (Founders, Build) “Best spent.” ~ Nicholas Ye (Founder, The Secret Little Agency) “Temporary.” ~ Timo & Jopsu Ramu (Founders, Musuta)

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: Bracket Magazine Vol. 4 / MONEY :

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11. Complete the sentence, money is …

“Ink on paper.”
~ Michael & Nicky Place (Founders, Build)

“Best spent.”
~ Nicholas Ye (Founder, The Secret Little Agency)

“Temporary.”
~ Timo & Jopsu Ramu (Founders, Musuta)

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