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Missive #281 Published 20 May 2024

An investigation of the back-and-forth between advocates of a strong dollar and those of a weak one.… An engaging outing for financial policy wonks that should also serve as a warning to economic policymakers. — Kirkus Reviews

This book has some good historical information but I knew most of it without reading the book. If you have been paying attention to what has been going on for any length of time this book is probably not for you.

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Missive #280 Published 19 May 2024

Continuing The Federalist Papers.

Federalist No. 21
Other Defects of the Present Confederation
Author: Alexander Hamilton
To the People of the State of New York:

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Missive #279 Published 17 May 2024


Nasruddin was sitting in the coffeehouse drinking coffee with one of his friends. They were talking about this and that, and Nasruddin’s friend asked, “Just how old are you, Nasruddin?”
“I’m fifty years old,” replied Nasruddin, taking a sip of his coffee.
His friend thought for a moment and then said, “Fifty years old? Really? I’m sure that’s what you told me when I asked you your age several years ago.”
“That’s right. I said I was fifty years old then, and I’m sticking to my story!” said Nasruddin. “I’m a man of my word; you can count on it.”

A lot going on this past week.

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Missive #278 Published 14 May 2024

I read about this soon after the 'COVID lockdown' began and all the main stream media was just putting it down as another conspiracy theory. Didn't know the source at that time and was not all that interested since I had decided that I would be a part of the Control Group. Found the source and present it here for you to read and make up your own mind about it.

Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development

This report was produced by The Rockefeller Foundation and Global Business Network. May 2010

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Missive #277 Published 13 May 2024

This book reads like dystopia science fiction but it is nonfiction. The author does provide a few lighter moments but generally speaking it is "Dark". I suggest that you read it to get a prediction for the Future™.

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Missive #276 Published 12 May 2024

Continuing The Anti-Federalist Papers

Brutus I
Federalist Power Will Ultimately Subvert State Authority
by Robert Yates 
To the Citizens of the State of New-York

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Missive #275 Published 10 May 2024

34. NASRUDDIN AND THE FISH Nasruddin and his friends were sitting in the coffeehouse, getting into arguments as usual. “Fish are truly remarkable animals,” Nasruddin opined. “Nobody really respects fish, but they deserve our respect. Talented, intelligent, well-behaved. In fact, there’s nothing a person can do that a fish can’t do better!” “That’s ridiculous!” protested one of Nasruddin’s friends. “Fish can’t talk better than people do. Fish can’t even talk at all. I’ve seen hundreds of fish, thousands of fish, but not a single talking fish, and that’s because fish can’t talk.”

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Missive #274 Published 6 May 2024

This is an excellent murder mystery that keeps you guessing right through the end. It has a publication date that precedes the first book of Rickstad's that I read but goodreads.com has it listed as the second book in the series. I'm reading the series in that order and have one book remaining in the trilogy. He has written other books that I'll also read, all in good time. A good author!

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Missive #273 Published 5 May 2024

Continuing The Federalist Papers.

Federalist No. 20
The Same Subject Continued: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union
Author: Alexander Hamilton and James Madison
To the People of the State of New York:

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Missive #272 Published 3 May 2024


This is an interesting book that opened my mind to the possible future. It could be read as science fiction although the authors did not write it with that in mind. They are serious that this is the direction the economy will take. I have doubts.

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