The Current | Nov 7, 2013 | 27:29

"Dollars and Sex" with co-authors Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Marina Adshade

The economy can do much to explain the dynamic between lovers because it affects everything from bargaining power to the market for singles. Our Project Money explores that equation with Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Marina Adshade, author of ‘Dollars and Sex’.

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