Normal Births Don't Require a Publicist - What's Wrong With Octuplet Mom Nadya Suleman

A Bailout By Another Name

Observe the parallels between Nadya Suleman's story and what's happening on Wall Street. At one point, it must have become clear to the professionals involved that this was an impossible situation. Yet all parties continued to operate as if nothing was wrong. We are paying for the poor decisions of others and have little say in the matter. Yet even if we could say, "I'm not going to let them blow my hard-earned money on that," that choice would be untenable.

Rudyard Kipling once wrote about what it means to "keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you." Back in Kipling's day (about 1910 or so) it was up to the individual to get himself or herself out of a sticky situation.