Ah, the poor Watchtower! ( is that literal these days?)
With their contributions sinking and expenses growing, they may have to further reduce the magazines - perhaps eliminating the Awake
altogether. With that possibility in mind, they need to bring back tract distribution to get the publishers prepared for a cheaper "ministry".
By getting them to use cheap tracts, they can pave the way for a further use of their excuse for cutting back and laying off Bethelites,
namely, "we did it to give more emphasis on the Bible".
If there is another big cutback, it will involve more pain that they've generated so far with downsizing. Their "ministry" could be reduced
to an almost 'Mormon-like' level. The really cool thing about it is that, like the fall of Communism, their "preaching" downfall could get ahead
of the actual loss of belief of their 'flock'.
and don't ever expect them to be honest enough to admit what Pastor Russell said about finances: that it means Jehovah has lost
interest in the whole thing. It's going to be interesting to watch.