Marriage vs. Neoclassical Economics

The prevalence among neoclassical economists of the notion that individuals make choices which express clearly their preferences reveals less the wisdom of those same economists and more the distinct probability that the majority of them lacked anything in the way of spouses. For, as both science and Henny Youngman document, marriage itself is less the union of two souls in wedded bliss and more a large, wide-ranging exercise in irrational decision-making.


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