From the lips of my six-year-old to his little sister, "The economy is going bad. People are spending too much money." Hmmm...where is he getting this information? Maybe he's on to something.
Really, in all seriousness, we have spoken with our kids about this, but sometimes it is hard to know what and how much to say. They are still children, after all. There is also danger in giving them some information which they then undoubtedly spin into a completely different thought. Active imaginations and attentive ears, I tell ya!