is this commodification of affection?

are those signs of a sick society? can you buy affection, love?

“Commodification is the transformation of goods and services, as well as ideas or other entities that normally may not be considered goods, into a commodity (in the Marxist sense of the word). The Marxist understanding of commodity is distinct from the meaning of […]

Commodification and Commoditization

“Commodification is more of a crime of the market against humanity, while commoditization is more of a market problem for the manufacturers of branded goods.” http://www.rushkoff.com/blog/2005/9/4/commodified-vs-commoditized.html

Commodification and commoditization http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodification#Commodification_and_commoditization

see more for economic theories http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Economic_theories

“My definition of a commodity? If it can be purchased online with a credit card, it is a commodity, […]