Recession F^*king: Greenspan and Bernanke Turned Us Into Whores



You heard it here first, kids. Well actually you heard it from the NY Post first, and then I borrowed it:

In today’s lousy economy, men can take comfort in knowing that there is one sought-after good that is becoming steadily more affordable: sex.

Women are jumping into the sack faster and with fewer expectations about long-term commitments than ever, effectively discounting the “price” of sex to a record low, according to social psychologists.

More than 25% of young women report giving it up within the first week of dating. While researchers don’t have a baseline to compare it to, interviews they have conducted lead them to believe this is higher than before, which increases the pressure on other women and changes the expectations of men.

“The price of sex is about how much one party has to do in order to entice the other into being sexual,” said Kathleen Vohs, of the University of Minnesota, who has authored several papers on “sexual economics.” “It might mean buying her a drink or an engagement ring. These behaviors vary in how costly they are to the man, and that is how we quantify the price of sex.”

There's no inflation in boning, I guess. And that makes sense. Removing the money distortion by taking money away completely leaves us only with the bond we share as fellow human beings, and sex can be quite the comfort in turbulent times.

I recommend the article in its entirety, even if it does assume that all women are after the same end result (marriage) and use fucking as a means to achieve that. Not all of us give a rat's ass about the big princess wedding (hi!) and I know only a handful of my female friends are interested in trapping a guy into a relationship. I try to avoid those chicks as much as I can but hang onto them for entertainment value alone, I assure you.

Have we ruined ourselves with porn and cheap, meaningless sex with strangers? And is that the economy's fault?

Don't ask me, I've been sleeping with a Dirty Fed operative for the last two and a half years, I'm all kinds of distorted and fucked up.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.

5 comments:

W.C. Varones said...

The brighter side of GD II.

What's it take to get anal these days?

Bernanke's Booty Count -- off the charts.

Well, WCV, since you're married, I'm pretty sure you are priced out of that particular commodity.

Now like I would know but pretty sure it can be bought with a few vacations a year, flowers on your anniversary and a little attention to detail. Or that's what I hear.

I'm pretty sure you can be convinced to give it up even when you don't get flowers on your anniversary from your girlfriend. Vacations and attention to detail go a long way, of course.

Or that's what I hear.

Anonymous said...

People get F***** everyday in the market...

HFT/Algo Trading Alert Systems

What does it say about the state of our exchanges that trader on proprietary and execution desks now can buy a software program to alert them to the activities of Co-Located Algo Servers?

“HFT Alert, the first real time software designed to detect high frequency and algorithmic trading systems. HFT Alert identifies when these trading systems are running and what stocks are being affected. HFT Alert can detect several types of algorithms as well as stocks experiencing elevated quote rates associated with algorithmic trading.”

We are now apparently in a silicon based arms race to learn when quotes are real and when they are spoofed faux quotes driven by HFT algos designed to increase volatility.

The exchanges once operated fro the greater good of the investing public, akin to nonprofit utilities. They are now hellbent on chasing away private investors who will eventually learn that this is a zero sum game, and co-located HFTs are a tax on saving and investments . . .

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/10/hftalgo-trading-alert-systems/