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Erotic Capital:The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom by Catherine Hakim

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CHAPTER 4
The Lifetime Benefits of Erotic Capital
How does erotic capital work its magic? What are the underlying social processes that make people with erotic capital more successful than others? Most commentators and social scientists assume illegitimate discrimination is at work here, or they worry that discrimination cannot be completely ruled out. In the Western world, a frequent assumption is that any benefits that accrue to attractive people must be undeserved and unfair. But if so, why don’t people simply ignore beauty and charm?

Two Sisters

Isabelle and Pamela are sisters, although you would never believe it to see them. With only two years between them, they are effectively the same age, went to the same private schools, had the ...

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