Affluenza? Really?

If you haven’t been under a rock for the past few days, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the Texas drunk driving case in which a teenager from a wealthy family avoided prison time thanks to his “affluenza” defense. Lawyers for 16-year-old Ethan Couch found a psychologist to testify - as an expert witness – that his wealthy and contentious home life led him to believe that his reckless actions had no consequences. How his attitude differs from that of some kids I …