There has been some objection to my continuing to calculate a clothing allowance for D. into the wages allotted to her parents. It is true that it intensifies the irrational Catholic guilt they already feel, keeping their daughter’s clothing money in their pockets while she lives her days permanently unclothed. However whenever an exception is made to the allotted wages formula unforeseen problems tend to arise. Her parents will eventually think of other ways to spend the allowance for her benefit.
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