Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Question of the week

In lieu of regular postings from me while traveling the next few days, here's a question for readers to comment on while I'm away (this means both occassional commentators and those who pop in and out and never stop to say hello).

  • "If drug dealers make so much money, why do they live with their mothers?" (I'll be reading Freakonomics on the plane tomorrow, so please don't give away the book's answer. I'll post that one when I return.)


At 11/04/2005 03:00:00 PM, Blogger deanna said...

OK - I'll bite. At the risk of sounding like a complete ignoramous, They live with their mothers??? is the first question that comes to my mind. I guess they can't prove they have any legitimate income to a renter, a bank? or they just love homemade cooking??? I really don't know??? OK - I'm completely ignorant when it comes to drug dealers - I admit it! And I've been waiting all week to hear everyone else's answers, you know, the smart ones!

At 11/05/2005 04:22:00 AM, Blogger Bob said...

If someone ends up in that lifestyle, there's a good chance that either their mothers don't/can't stop them, or their mothers have been in it for a long time too. Often the mothers can't kick out the dealer because the dealer can at least help with the rent, but as deanna stated, they don't have anything to back up their income. What landlord wants to rent to someone with "no" income and no voucher.

The other thing is that they are often leaches, taking whatever they can from whomever they can, including their mothers. They are so busy playing the game that they don't even realize what they are doing to themselves or those around them.


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