Thursday, December 08, 2005

Wedded bliss

Cohen in the Standard again. Oh dear, the "free market in economics" versus the "free market in sexual relations", an idea that presumably started over a boozy lunch and should have stayed there.

For all that anyone cares, the financial incentives to get married, did certainly mean that more people got married. It's a very well established empirical fact. But the more general message is that Nick wants the government back in the boardroom and "society" back in the bedroom. I don't propose to spend any more time explaining why this is rubbish than Nick spent writing the

1 Comments:

Anonymous Simon said...

Is this the same Cohen who argued in the Observer that "The Left"'s support for sexual freedom and opposition to economic freedom was a matter for the psychoanalysts? I assumed at the time he was advocating liberalisation in both spheres, but perhaps not.

12/08/2005 06:12:00 PM  

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