Is the credit crunch suitable for children?

Dear Economist, My young son came home from school and asked me: “Mummy, what’s a credit crunch?” How can I explain this to a five-year-old? Ms LG, London Dear Ms LG, Once upon a time, there was a blameless girl called Consumerella, who didn’t have enough money to buy...

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Should I take down last year’s Xmas tree?

Dear Economist, Due to multiple disruptions to my schedule since the first of the year I have not had the opportunity to take down my Christmas tree. At this point, should I leave the tree up for the remainder of the year or take it down now? D. Seattle Dear D....

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