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Operative theory...

There is an economic theory operative in corporate boardrooms, I'm convinced, that propounds the populace might spend our way out of this Covid pandemic, or, at the very least, that business should exploit it as a unique opportunity to maximize profits. Every day, I receive multiple emails urging me to buy before I die. Invariably, these exhortations include images of all the stuff marketing experts, assisted by their AI, have calculated that I am just dying (no pun intended) to max out my plastic in order to possess. I resist all such entreaties as best I can, on the off-chance I might survive long enough to have to pay it all back with exorbitant interest.   Henry's books . If you would like to deliver Drovers Gap blog directly to your email inbox, click here .

Phantom ficus...

They just appeared by the front door of my little pandemic hermitage, like the bottle of Portugese wine last week. I stepped out to check the weather and there they were. 

The sweet juicy figs didn't arrive anonymously like the wine, though. The friend who sent them has also gifted me on occasion with his rich and wonderful stories.

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