WORLD TRADE: Man with a Puzzle

(See Cover) "Do you know the story of the centipede with gout?" asked Joe Dodge. "Well, this poor centipede limped painfully for miles to consult the philosopher of the jungle, the monkey. After taking thought, the philosopher gave his solution: 'If you became a mouse and had only four legs, you would be 25 times better off.' The centipede said: 'That's a good idea. How do I get to be a mouse?' The monkey shook his head. 'I can't tell you that.' he said. 'I only make policy.' "

Joseph Morrell Dodge, no...

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