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Economies of Scale In Real Estate, Girl Style…

June 6th, 2009 · 9 Comments
Just For Fun

From the Onion, a reminder about economies of scale:


Nation’s Girlfriends Unveil New Economic Plan: ‘Let’s Move In Together’

It’s meant to be funny, but I’ve heard a number of stories from people in high rent areas that imply that there’s something to be said for the concept. (In Cambridge at least, it’s maybe a 33 percent increase in rent from a one bedroom to a two bedroom apartment, so there can be significant financial benefits to shacking up. This, however, doesn’t take into account the cost of property damage as a result of incessant fighting.) Still shocked that there aren’t more female economists…

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Todd // Jun 6, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Too funny- It just makes it so much more awkward for us to cheat!

  • 2 Justin // Jun 8, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Your right Todd, and this is especially true if your gf IS an economist.

    She would know that her best strategy once younsrart cheating is a tit-for-tattoos response and that could get VERY awkward in one apartment.

  • 3 Justin // Jun 8, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Pardon my embarrassing mobile keyboard typos.

    Once YOU START cheating she would forced to use a tit-for-TAT strategy.

    Stupid fat fingers.

  • 4 Dorian // Jun 21, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Somehow I feel like a guy could get in trouble for moving in with his girlfriend but still maintaining a separate bedroom (since they are now in a two bedroom apartment). Maybe they could save (or fight) even more and just share a one bedroom apartment.

  • 5 econgirl // Jun 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I suppose I didn’t mean to imply that the couple would be staying in separate bedrooms in the two-bedroom apartment, just that they would have enough space to (hopefully) not kill each other.

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