“Two Vancouver businessmen have started a real-estate gifting program with the lofty aspiration of providing 30,000 homes by 2020…”
Humanitarian movement, scam or novel self-promotion? We don’t know and we’re unlikely to learn exact details because the newspaper quoted one entrepreneur,
“We are not a registered charity. With our corporate charter, any profits are put back into the buildings and gifting of homes.”
Roughly translated, “Trust us, we’ll be good.”
I wondered what sort of house would be constructed in the Third World if I rushed out and bought a new condo. That stimulated recall of a famous discussion between four Yorkshiremen. I think I was in a conversation like theirs after a reunion with high school classmates from the sixties.
If you’re my age, you’ve probably had one that included a bit like this,
“I had to get up in the morning half an hour before I went to bed…”