Marriage the Spousonomics way – do more dishes, have more sex & go to bed angry

Feb 23, 2011

The problems that plague your marriage may finally have been solved – not by a relationship expert, not by Oprah, but by…economists. "Spousonomics" written by Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson, posits that a marriage is an economy, a business with two partners (usually) and finite resources (also, usually), all of which need to be managed properly for the business to succeed. Economic principles that have long been used to organize societies, such as division of labor and supply and demand, are here applied to the sacred union between two people. Is your marriage too big to fail? Can couples use economics to improve their sex lives? How does one incentivize their partner to wash the dishes? We'll find out.

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