Chancellor of the Exchequer, excels at handbag economics - so argues
Handbag economics happens
were the household is likened to the public sector and the breadwinner
to the private sector. When times are good and money is freely
available all is well. When times are bad, the breadwinner is
humbled. He accuses is wife of profligate spending, of letting
him down, of asking for too much. He demands the whole family
goes on reduced rations but still expects the children to be fed and
the old and sick to be cared for.
Like all who are bullied,
the housewife has low self-esteem. She doesn't want to be
disloyal so never questions what he is spending the money on and if it
One day she will wake up
and demand to know why the family is in debt, why the household is
always blamed, and why the children go without? Perhaps if they
separated . . .
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