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Dear Economist – Economist on Long-distance Relationships

December 12th, 2006 · No Comments

The Economist is now in the agony aunt business. Well, if all agony aunts were like this, I would watch more TV, I guess.

Dear Natasha,

I understand your concern, but your future looks bright. A long-distance relationship will always put pressure on both of you, but it’s a question of how you use that to your advantage.

Economist Tyler Cowen, a professor at George Mason University, has pointed out that the Alchian-Allen theorem applies to any long-distance relationship.

Read it all, it is hilarious: / Weekend columnists / Tim Harford – Dear Economist