Keynesianska män

Från studien ”Male Financial Consumption Is Associated with Higher Mating Intentions and Mating Success”, publicerad i Evolutionary Psychology:

Displays of wealth and social status are an important part of human male mating effort. … Males who have higher mating intentions may maximize their economic displays, saving little and even spending beyond their capacity through the use of credit. These men may seek and possibly obtain a greater number of sexual partners. This hypothesis was tested in a randomly selected community sample of men aged 18-45 included in a telephone health interview. The degree of financial consumption was directly related to future mating intentions and past mating success, even when accounting for age, years of education completed, and marital status.

Moderna män, detta, som lever i enlighet med en variant av det keynesianska idealet! De låter pengarna arbeta för sig, de sätter spenderbyxorna på. Inga trist gnetare här inte, som sparar i madrassen. Däremot kanske man kan fråga sig hur de kvinnor (i det heterosexuella fallet) som låter sig bevekas av ett liv i sus och dus finansierat av uppvaktande män resonerar. Prostitutionsliknande?

Se även inläggen ”Sexraggande nationalekonom” och ”Sparar homosexuella par mer?”.