Title

For Richer or Poorer: The Lessons We Learn About Money Are Hard to Leave Behind

Document Type

Article

Department

English (Scripps)

Publication Date

7-2001

Disciplines

Work, Economy and Organizations

Abstract

Sign of the times. Berkeley, a dinner party, a group of academics. The talk turns to money. The Dow, the Nasdaq. Diversification, profit margins. What's happening with technology stocks, with the dot-coms. Wthen to get out of the market, when to get back in. I feel mv stomach clench. It's all I can do not to get up and leave the room. I tell myself I ought to be listening, I ought to be following this, but the voices in my, head are screaming, no, not again-we didn't use to talk about money, that's not who we are. Now it's everywhere I go.

Rights Information

© 2001 Old City Publishing, Inc.

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