By J. Neil Schulman
"A cautionary story with a traumatic resemblance to earlier heritage and destiny percentages" (Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate), "Alongside evening" portrays the final weeks of the world's maximum superpower and ends on a successful observe of desire.
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Elliot stopped writing. ” Then he understood. ” He reached into his pocket, removed his wallet, and counted out blue cash—almost endlessly. ” Alongside Night 65 The waiter smiled, taking the cash. “I don’t spend them at all. ” He pocketed the money. “Thank you very much, sir. ” A few minutes later Elliot ate breakfast while watching a television newscast. On the wallscreen was a news announcer sitting in a studio: blown up behind him was a handsome, military-looking man in his fifties, wearing a stylish business suit.
Private memorial services will be held today,” said the newsman, “for Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. Martin Vreeland, who died yesterday morning of a heart attack at fortyeight. Dr. Vreeland, often called the father of EUCOMTO’s New Economic Miracle of fifteen years ago, became well known as 66 Alongside Night an intransigent advocate of a limited-government, laissez-faire enterprise system. He was to have addressed the New York rally of Citizens for a Free Society this morning. Dr. ” Elliot now knew that the police had decided to let the world believe—for the time being—that his father was dead.
Neither did the city government interfere; its own OTB gambling casinos on the avenue were one of the city’s few remaining reliable sources of revenue—and more than Alongside Night 59 one city council member had secret business interests in the enclave. As a result, Fifth Avenue had evolved into the center of the city’s nightlife, maintaining a carnival atmosphere—dazzling, noisy, and sensual—in which its patrons were as often as not more interesting than its own diversions, which were plentiful.