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Love and Spaghetti, The Opportunity Cost of Virtue
Journal of Economic Perspectives (1989)
  • Ted Bergstrom, University of California, Santa Barbara

This paper was written in the form of two puzzles. One puzzle concerns Romeo and Juliet who love spaghetti and each other. They wear flimsy clothing and have abdominal hedonimeters. The other puzzle asks who benefits from tax deductions to the rich for charitable deductions.

  • interdependent utility,
  • love,
  • subsidized charity
Publication Date
Spring 1989
Citation Information
Ted Bergstrom. "Love and Spaghetti, The Opportunity Cost of Virtue" Journal of Economic Perspectives Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (1989)
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