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George Jung
12-15-2010, 01:01 PM
Here's an excerpt from an 'editorial' of sorts - not sure it merits discussion (but it could) - I just enjoyed the exchange.

David Brooks: The second death I wanted to mention is Mark Madoff’s (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/business/12madoff.html?scp=3&sq=madoff&st=cse). Here, I confess I have mixed feelings. Of course one feels terrible for the suicide victim himself. I find it possible to believe he didn’t know about his father’s schemes. He did turn the old guy in, after all. Moreover, he left a 2-year-old in the next room, which suggests a seriously deranged state of mind.
Gail Collins: The 2-year-old in the next room part was where he lost me. What kind of person leaves a suicide note saying, in effect, “I love you and oh, somebody better check on the kid.”
David Brooks: And yet am a I rotten person for thinking some proper retribution has been inflicted upon the old man?