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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Interview with Dr. Marina Adshade

In this week’s FIRE News podcast is all about sexonomics. Dr. Marina Adshade, an economics professor at Dalhousie University, talks about her work looking at the economics of love and sex, which encompasses analysis of marriage, promiscuity, polygamy, and the cheapest night of the week to hire a prostitute.

Do Long Maternity Leaves Hurt Kids

In October, newly appointed Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will undertake one of her most ambitious projects yet: she is going to become a mother. Her commitment to take only a few weeks’ maternity leave sparked a media flurry that taught her mothering lesson No. 1—all parental decisions are open to public scrutiny.