Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Astonished to discover that the bank holiday in Great Britain to commemorate the royal wedding of the decade will cost the country an estimated $9 billion in lost revenue. Meanwhile, the event is estimated to bring in $1.6 billion in tourist revenue -- a princely sum but at what cost? On the plus side the wedding will lift the spirits of GB during a time when the economy sorely needs it. Sometimes it's about personal wealth not material wealth and an event like this can do much to change the spirit of a country...Let's hope it's a turning point for this mighty but beleaguered nation.