Monday, June 13, 2011

Get away with

If you get away with something, you don’t get caught, criticized or punished for doing something wrong or illegal. Calvin believes he can get away with anything if he is invisible.

1. Many people get away with not paying their income tax, especially if they are self-employed (work for themselves). Do you think this is ethical? Is there a legal way to avoid paying taxes?

2. “Dexter” is a TV series about a serial killer who only kills killers. I wonder (ask myself) if he will always get away with it, or if in the end he’ll get caught.

3. Many celebrities get away with drug abuse… and sometimes even murder. I’m sure that at any given time you will be able to see examples of this on the news. Are celebrities above the law?

4. Many people on Wall Street (Financial district of New York) - especially the CEO’s of huge corporate companies - have gotten away with the mess they caused in the global financial crisis that started in 2008.

5. For many years dictators and tyrants have gotten away with human rights abuse, but now they are being brought to justice in the international tribunal in The Hague (A city in the Netherlands).


  1. An example: I get away with drinking too much coca cola.

  2. Yes, my wife does get away with drinking too much coca cola! :)

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