Economics of orgasms

Dear Economist, I love my partner, but he does not always satisfy me in bed. Sometimes I fake my orgasms – is this wrong? — Ms C.H., Nottinghamshire Dear Ms C.H., Economics doctoral student Hugo Mialon argues that you need to analyse this as a two-player...

Babies wear the trousers

Dear Economist, My wife and I are delighted with our newborn baby girl, who is a little star. But it feels like a big responsibility to manage this new relationship. Can you give us any guidance as to how to bring her up properly? Yours sincerely, Mr T. Monks, London...

Saving in a whisky bottle

Dear Economist, At the end of each day my friend puts all his loose change into a large (empty) whisky bottle. After six months he banks £300. This seems a good way of saving. What do you consider are the pros and cons of this method? — Gordon Scripps, Cambridge...

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