I'm not saying that people with separate accounts have marriages that are less healthy than anybody else's. I'm saying we should pause before this becomes the social norm. Private property is the basis for our market democracy. But private property in the home is an altogether trickier proposition.
--David Brooks today
STELLA [crossing to bureau]: Stanley doesn't give me a regular allowance, he likes to pay the bills himself....
--Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire
(Yeah, I know -- I'm being a typical "retired" blogger who can't completely quit.)