Growth scepticism for kids

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18 Nov 2010

I should have realised this earlier but evidently growth scepticism is being preached to kids too. David Walliams, better known as a comic actor, was on BBC Breakfast yesterday talking about his new children’s book, Billionaire Boy.  According to his publisher:

“Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe’s rich. Really, really rich. Joe’s got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He’s the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land.

“But Joe isn’t happy. Why not? Because he’s got a billion pounds… and not a single friend. But then someone comes along, someone who likes Joe for Joe, not for his money. The problem is, Joe’s about to learn that when money is involved, nothing is what it seems.

“The best things in life are free, they say – and if Joe’s not careful, he’s going to lose them all…”

Walliams also mentioned that he his recent wedding bash was in Claridges, one of London’s plushest hotels.  Somehow it seems unlikely that such a lavish affair came for free.