Runaway Money | Joshua Prager | Longform | 4th November 2017

Published: 4/11/2017
Runaway Money | Joshua Prager | Longform | 4th November 2017
Source: THEBROWSER.COM

Margaret Wise Browne left the copyright in Goodnight Moon to Albert Clarke, the child of a friend and neighbour in New York, who was “a rascally nine-year-old” when he inherited in 1953. Ever since, he has “floated on the fringes of society. No steady job. No fixed place of abode. Dozens of arrests”. Over the years, Ms Brown’s royalities have yielded him nearly $5 million. “Today, he has $27,000 i

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