May

7

 My wife wrote:

Does this count as an Economics lesson? I pay 1 cent per dandelion picked from our yard (organic control). Two children secretly agreed to leave a breeding stock. (A third child ratted them out, but I did nothing as there were more children not party to the agreement than party.) One of the children who made the agreement secretly picked all the dandelions that had been set aside as breeding stock and turned them for cash. The other wigged out.

Jeff Watson writes: 

Very smart kids who deserve a reward. But I advise you to gently punish the one who queered the deal. Nobody ever liked or respected a tattletale.


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  1. Jeff Watson on May 7, 2013 5:24 pm

    Furthermore as the old saying goes, “You can shear a sheep for a lifetime, but can skin him only once.”

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