Thursday, February 3, 2011

Economics and Marriage

Here's an interesting article about the economics of married life:
As a business-news editor, I was already mired in news about housing bubbles, market noise, and incentives—which, oddly, seemed to have parallels at home. My relationship bubble had burst not long after I said “I do.” Were we insufficiently compatible—or just reacting to screwed-up incentives?
The author's blog has a great recent post called 10 Things I Can Do for You That Won't Make Me Any Worse Off.

The lesson? A good marriage (or relationship) is about finding Pareto improvements.

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