It Is Only an Accident

that David Bernstein’s “Why Marry?” post (which points to Megan McArdle’s question) is right next to my “Alienation of Affections — Still Alive” post. I would not suggest that even North Carolinians should choose marriage simply because it might give them a cause of action against their spouses’ potential future lovers (or because the availability of an alienation of affections lawsuit would deter such potential future lovers).