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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Out of the mouth of babes.

From 1996 to 1999 I had the privilege to teach at an Industrial school for girls, (milder form of the old reformatories). Below is one grade 10 girl's answer as to what National income is. This was part of the November 1997, gd 10 Business economics test paper.

This photo really needs to be enlarged.

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I don't think anyone could disagree with her answer.


Joel said...

The only thing I can think is wrong with this picture, Phillip, is that the taxman is not fat enough!

A happy new year (good fishing?) to you to my friend.

Gorges Smythe said...

Wise beyond her years.

JaneofVirginia said...

Give that child an "A" !

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

It's always been a joke about income taxes here in the states. The 2012 tax form only has three lines.
1. How much you made.
2. How much you paid in taxes.
3. Send the taxman the rest.

Kay L. Davies said...

Same thing here in Canada, Phillip. I still cringe when I get mail from "the feds" because they were unrelenting about getting their share when I was poor and sick.
What a very intelligent child!

Crystal Mary said...

This is so great and very wise of the child who drew it. She wasn't fooled so how can the government think adults can be??