Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding!

Watch, listen or read a great interview with Johann Hari in Democracy Now.

Johann Hari: Frenzy around Britain’s Royal Wedding "Should Embarrass Us All"

JUAN GONZALEZ: ...What is this costing? Who’s paying for it? And also, what does the maintenance of the royal family cost the English public every year?

JOHANN HARI: ...The wedding is costing about $100 million. They claim it’s being paid for by the royal family’s budget, by their private wealth. And you say, well, where do you think they got their money from? They haven’t been out, you know, doing anything productive lately.

Overall, the official figure is the royal family costs about $260 million a year....

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