Stupidity doesn't merit government bailout

Get-rich-quick dupe should get job, therapist

Dear Real Estate Ethicist,

Last month, between an infomercial on a miracle anti-wrinkle cream and a pitch for a one-minute pasta maker, I heard about a program for buying a house with government funds. I bought the tapes after calling an 800 number and giving the operator my credit card. I listened to the tapes, and now I realize that I was duped. Shouldn’t the government be doing something about this? –Feeling Stupid

Dear Feeling Stupid,