The XX Factor

Is He Spongeworthy?

Remember the ” spongeworthy ” episode of Seinfeld ? Via Tyler Cowen , in the midst of the pro-settling, Marry Him era, comes a fun illustration of the sort of female sexual choosiness that was closer to the trending media narrative when this classic episode aired in 1995: A Princeton economist has used Elaine’s conundrum of whether a date is worthy of depleting her finite stash of birth control as the basis for an option value problem. Full thing here . (Abstract: “This is a paper about nothing.”)