Marrying for Love

In Analysis by Michael Rae

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Mises’ most memorable contribution is the
argument of his 1922 book, Socialism, which leaves central planning in tatters.
rarely, however, do many of the other insights of that great book get the attention they merit.
rarely, for instance, do people recall Mises’ passage on the economics of marriage.
yet, perhaps we should; economics applies to all of life.

Marriage, Mises says, was a domineering, utilitarian relationship in the pre-capitalist

Kindheartedness was hardly a man’s typical posture toward his bride.
all that changed with the advent of marriage covenants.
romance ignited with the extension

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