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Recession Kids

We recently blogged about how recessions might affect the mentality of people growing up in them. American Public Media’s Marketplace recently hosted a “Small Town Hall,” where kids were asked questions like “Should kids be allowed to have credit cards?” and “Has the recession changed your dreams?” One boy answered that he used to want to be a racecar driver, then he wanted to own a body shop, but now he wants to design energy-efficient cars. Why? He just thinks “it’s a really good idea.” [%comments]