With the increasing independence of both men and women, the economic gains to marriage have diminished dramatically. But if the purpose of love is no longer to ensure our economic well-being, is modern love all consumption? The nature of love might seem like an unlikely topic for an economist, but it is useful to understand how treating love as a commodity is affecting our relationships. In this lecture, Dr. Adshade will argue that this change in perspective is good for relationships because it encourages us to love consciously and to treat love as an informed decision rather than a flight of fancy.

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