[ExI] EP and the marriage market

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Wed Dec 12 19:01:39 UTC 2007

At 10:17 AM 12/12/2007, BillK wrote:
>On Dec 12, 2007 4:59 PM, hkhenson wrote:
> >
> > The number of stories in the popular press with an EP orientation has
> > gone way up in the past few years.
> >
>I don't read this as having  an EP orientation.
>This is just an example of how scarcity or plenty affects choices.
>Substitute car for men or women in this article.
>If cars are in short supply, you take what you can get. Suddenly old
>beat-up wrecks seem suitable.
>If all the showrooms are full, you get real picky about which car you
>want and negotiate deals with the salesman for discounts and added
>extras to your selection.
>If supply is average you try to get the best deal you can, but you
>know you can't haggle too much or someone else will buy it.
>Where's the EP in that?

It's at the level of why a person wants a car/wife/husband in the 
first place and what value metrics are considered in the 
"purchase."  The value metrics differ, wealth in men for women and 
youth/beauty in women for men.

Peacocks and peahens would have different metrics from humans.


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