Economía política del amor

Translated title of the contribution: The political economy of love

Freddy Cante

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In this critical article three findings are shown: first: although love is a moral value, an expression of empathy and altruism, its performance and supply are bounded because the problem of scarcity (material and institutional limitations); second: love is a form of power (integrative power), which is frequently combined with others powers (of exchange and coercion); third: in the extremes of pure public goods and of privatization (monopolies, positional goods, and clubs) the love dries up.

Translated title of the contributionThe political economy of love
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)43-66
Number of pages24
JournalCuadernos de Economia (Colombia)
Issue number59
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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