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Missive #241


Nasruddin had gone to the milkman to get a gallon of cow’s milk. He waited in line and then presented the milkman with the container he had brought with him.

“A gallon of cow’s milk,” he said to the milkman.

“I’m sorry, Nasruddin,” the milkman replied, “but the container you’ve brought is much too small. There’s no way a gallon of cow’s milk will fit into that container.”

Nasruddin stood there thinking.

“I know!” he said at last. “Instead of a gallon of cow’s milk, give me a gallon of goat’s milk. Goat’s milk will be just the right size!”

This Tale is from “Tiny Tales of Nasruddin” by Laura Gibbs. The book is licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. © 2019-2022 Laura Gibbs.

So Pepe and Michael and I are going to discuss the apparently unending series of summits and read their tea leaves to see what they tell us about how the world is changing.… [T]he reason these summits have been so hectic and have felt like such a whirlwind of events is simply because each of them has been marking time with the accelerated tempo of change on the international plane, that is to say, the rapid shifts in the world order. And these are the changes that we want to examine in this conversation today.
So Pepe, I thought maybe it would be really great if you started this off because you were at the Eastern Economic Forum and that’s one of the least talked about of these summits. So why don’t you start us off by telling us what your takeaway was from that? — Reciorocal Ignorance: East – West, Michael Hudson

Today is the third day with strong winds. They started earlier this morning that the other two days but I was able to get my shopping done and get back to the Park before they got too bad.

On the way to Safeway in South Bisbee I stopped for breakfast at Mornings Cafe in Warren, a ‘neighborhood’ of Bisbee. Warren is the home of Greenway Elementary School, Bisbee High School, and the historic Warren Ballpark. The High School is a new one; the Old High School was downtown Bisbee and is the only four-story building in the country with a ground level entry on each floor. The Warren Ballpark is considered to be the oldest continuously used professional baseball venue in the country; the field was built in 1909, five years before Wrigley Field in Chicago. Greenway Elementary School was where I attended the second grade in 1949-50 and continues as a school.

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