Monday, April 25, 2011
Academic lives in Â£1m house shocker
I'm sure dozens, if not hundreds, of academics at any university have drugs in their house. The extraordinary thing about this story is that a former social worker and part-time university researcher lives in a million pound house. Such a possibility is only open to people who have lived in London for decades. My brother and his wife both teach at Brunel and have a household income well over Â£100K, but like any of their colleagues who have not lived in London for decades, they could not possibly afford to buy there and instead commute two hours each way once a week. Maybe my brain works differently to other people's, but when the extraordinary is accepted as ordinary, that is as good a definition as any of a bubble.