Category Archives: Cost

The high price we pay for prejudice

One sweltering summer’s day, the Cohen brothers showed Henry Ford a car, standing in the blazing heat, and invited him to test an invention they said would revolutionise the car industry. He got in, pressed a white button, and immediately … Continue reading

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Not a bad deal after all!

Economists tell us that it now costs middle income families nearly half a million dollars to raise a child. To ease the pain it’s worth thinking about what you actually get for it. You get a hand to hold, usually … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost for ten pounds

The poet John Milton sold the copyright of Paradise Lost to a London publisher for five pounds, plus another five for subsequent editions – a grand total of ten pounds for one of the greatest works in the English language. … Continue reading

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