Posted by: CJ | November 27, 2009

Optimal Spousal Abuse?

Tyler Cowen has a (short) post about cosmetic surgery; apparently it’s not just for the rich anymore. Overall, he views this as a good thing because it will make people better able to be with someone they are compatible with. In other words, it makes relationship markets more efficient.

But it has me wondering, would an efficient relationship market significantly reduce spousal abuse. My guess is no, but I’m not an expert on relationships, markets, spouses, or abuse–so reality might discount my vote in how it works.



  1. wow. I’m sure there’s something wise I should say, but I’m speechless.

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