(credit: Vitaly Vlasov)

The cost of entitlement

On economics, law and personal conviction

1865, a Dr Sturges purchased a property at no. 85, Wimpole Street in London’s Westminster borough. He must have been doing good business, since in 1873 he decided to build a dedicated consulting room at the end of his garden. One side wall of this new building was the back wall of the kitchen of a property in Wigmore Street, occupied by Mr Bridgman…