Medieval crime author Michael Jecks has proposed that those who can afford it should pay 15p (or about 22 U.S. cents) to take out a book from a public library. Those who cannot afford it – i.e. those who receive welfare benefits – would not have to pay.
Seems fair enough to me – I already have to pay 1 pound to take out audio books on CD. But what do you think?
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In next week’s blog update I’ll have another 10 What Ifs to inspire you.
Dave Haslett, www.ideas4writers.co.uk