Something interesting happened today. As my wife and I talked about the economic bailout during dinner, we didn’t notice that Yv, my soon-to-be-seven-year-old was paying close attention to what we were saying. The following is a pretty close description of the dialogue that followed:
- Yv: … where are they getting US$700?
- Me: They’re taking the mine from us and every other family.
- Yv: Have they asked you if it is ok to do it?
- Me: Not really…
- Yv: But that’s stealing! Can they be arrested?
At which point I had no answer to give her…