Supply, demand, and the rise of the man-child

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August 17, 2011
EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  
Posted in Commentary

"Consider a traditional society where all the men sell their labor and all the women keep house. You might think there's only one market, but there are actually two: The labor market and the mating market. Men use their wages to supplement their masculine charms (if any) when they woo. In the labor market, the compensation that employers offer workers adjusts to balance the supply and demand for labor. In the mating market, the quality of life that men offer women adjusts to balance the supply and demand for women." (08/17/11)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/08/supply_demand_a.html#  

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