Friday, August 31, 2012

Mum, Build Me a Tree House

Trey Smith

In case you didn't know it, the author of the Harry Potter series of books is a job creator!
The author JK Rowling has won permission to build two Hogwarts-style tree houses in the garden of her home, despite complaints from neighbours.

Rowling, 46, plans to build the two-storey structures for her children David, nine, and Kenzie, seven, in the grounds of her 17th century mansion in an Edinburgh suburb, at an estimated cost of £250,000.
Yes, Ms. Rowling will create jobs for a few blokes so they can build palatial tree houses for her children!

Now, if you're an American like me, you may not know offhand what £250,000 equates to in US dollars. So, I looked it up. It comes to a hair less than $400,000.

Millions of people around the world face poverty, malnutrition and early death, but not JK Rowling's children. Each will get to wile away their youth in little playhouses worth about $200K a piece! (That's about twice what my house in South Bend is worth.)

And the well-to-do wonder why the masses are a bit perturbed with them?

I can't imagine why....

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