Dirty Money

Dirty Money: The Economics of Sex and Love

Business, Finance & Law , Science, Study & Work, Smart Thinking, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/05/2013
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Dirty Money
if Freakonomics got its freak on
A truly fascinating book. If you enjoyed freakonomics you will enjoy this. It's what I call a "dipper", you can dip in and out of it and enjoy it enormousl... READ MORE
Irfan Umar at Canary Wharf


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

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 9781780742588
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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