The wholesale show was slow. An
"ownership society" under assault. And for those with an
idea of tomorrow the future becomes something like property.
But I remember the miners strike of the early
1970's. They did battle with the demons of Kapital while I washed
the dishes for a restaurant. They wanted to own their work. I
just wanted to get paid for mine. A decade later most of the mines
The "Constant" is a mathematical
concept. A freezing of time. And at the conference
in Minnesota there will be a search for "Constants" in what they
have called a "constantly changing world".
I doubt we could exchange vegetables for a seat at that table, so the hall will be filled with something like retired teachers listening
to words from something like pensioners. And the Radisson
Plaza Hotel will be richer for it.
Then, on the last day of the wholesale show, two
hours before closing, a neighbor could not hide his smile as he made his
first sale ever.