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Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Economics of Oral Sex

Sorry, I just couldn't resist. Tim Harford (author of The Undercover Economist) has a great way of applying the principles of economics to topics you'd never expect. In his latest Slate column, he uses economics to explain the recent rise in oral sex among teenagers:
Now, there is no shortage of explanations: Perhaps everyone just thought that if it was good enough for Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, it was good enough for them. But an economic explanation would instead start with the premise that this is a response to changing incentives.
Read the whole thing here.

And you thought econonomics was boring.

HT: Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution.

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