I saw on a woman’s car a bumper sticker that said: “Porn! / It’s cheaper than dating!”
As a serious Ph.D. economist, I believe in price elasticity and substitution effects. I also realize that pornography has been the most successful type of paid content on the Internet. But something is missing in that economic analysis. I couldn’t put my hand around it.
Then I remembered an advertising poster hung in the DC metro. The right half of the poster had a big picture of half of a woman’s smiling face. The left side of the poster declared in large letters: “Abortion is a reflection that we have not met the needs of women.”