This week, we”ll look at what William Shakespeare, Leonard Bernstein and Scrubs have to say about the occupational social stratification at the WTO. In the words of the world-renowned expert on social anthropology John “JD” Dorian, M.D:
“You see, at the WTO, lawyers and economists are kind of like two rival gangs – not real gangs, more like those cheesy gangs you see in Broadway musicals”:
(A further example of such WTO-style rivalry are the Jets and the Sharks in the 8:30 minutes long documentary Prologue to the West Side Story:)
As remedy to overcome this unfortunate lawyer-economist rivalry, Doctor Dorian calls upon all courageous captains of complements at the WTO: O Romeo, Romeo – Wherefore art thou Romeo? Convert the back-alleys-of-New-York-style scaffoldings of the WTO courtyard into a romantic setting for Shakespearian balcony sceneries – including amorous lawyer-economist-duets à la Tony and Maria! “Tonight” from the West Side Story:
(How silver-sweet sound lovers” tongues by night, Like softest music to the attending ears!)
To all ye lovebirds out there: Have a week filled with nightingales, not larks!