Thursday, January 06, 2011

Sustainable Marriage

Interesting article in the NYTimes, about marriage.

Quotes our longtime friend Caryl Rusbult, who was at UNC Chapel Hill for years (she was married to David Lowery, ex-editor of JOP and well-known political scientist).

The article actually does not do Caryl's theory justice. Caryl saw marriage as an institution that helped capture gains from exchange, and rewarded "investment." The NYTimes reporter is just genetically incapable of using a market metaphor in a positive way, and so ignored that part.

Caryl Rusbult died almost exactly a year ago. She is missed.

No comments: