Tag Archives: inequality

Five Ways the Government Affects your Sex Life

Buzzfeed asked me if the outcome of the current budget debates in the US will affect people’s sex lives – you can see that article along with some very cool graphics here.

Marriage Reinforces an Economic Class System

It is fairly well known that at the end of the marriage market couples seem to be tidily sorted over characteristics such as income, education, religion, height, beauty and even weight. And, of course, online dating sites allow singles to limit their search for the perfect mate according to these criterions. New economic research suggests […]

Is Keeping Up With the Joneses Grounds for Divorce?

It is widely known that the income gap between the rich and the poor in North America over the past 30 years has evolved from a narrow crack to a yawning fissure. You may be tempted to think that this is only problem for the poor—and that those who have seen their incomes climb have […]