When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

28 September 2008

The Teenage Put (via Marginal Revolution)

Parents are abandoning teenagers at Nebraska hospitals, in a case of a well intentioned law inspiring unintended results.

Over the last two weeks, moms or dads have dropped off seven teens at hospitals in the Cornhusker state, indicating they didn’t want to care for them any more.
Father Leaves Nine Children at Nebraska Hospital (Chicago Tribune's Triage blog), quoted in Not from The Onion: The Teenage Put via Marginal Revolution by Alex Tabarrok on 9/28/08.

Alex comments: "From now on I will will tell my kids, "Behave! or we're moving to Nebraska!"

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