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