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BRITAIN'S ROYALS ARE LOSING THEIR MAGIC. SELLING THEM OFF TO THE MAN WITH THE MAGIC KINGDOM MIGHT HELP

BEFORE THE BRITISH MONARCHY IS CANCELED, as a chorus of antagonists is calling for, there is one way to strengthen the royal family and make it cost effective. Let Disney acquire it. This would continue the string of privatizations--including British Gas, British Telecom and British Airways--that were successfully engineered in the Thatcher era.

Each of these enterprises has cut the nonsense and benefited from a dose of financial discipline, while the royals have continued to traffic in nonsense and avoid all forms of discipline, especially marital. Their principal activities seem to be making hairdresser appointments, divorcing and shooting grouse. The future...

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