Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Is Polygamy the Next Big Thing?

Yet more evidence of the fading twilight of Western civilization. Elizabeth Emens, a professor at the University of Chicago, has written a scholarly defense of polyamory or group-marriage titled "Monogamy's Law: Compulsory Monogamy and Polyamorous Existence."

The article argues that although monogamy is a sound choice for many, polyamory is a sound choice for others. Building on this premise, the article considers some ways that information-forcing principles of contract law might be used to help encourage people to make active, reflective choices about monogamy.