Economist in the Wind (sung to the music of Elton John's Candle in the Wind)

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Goodbye J.M. Keynes
Though I never worshipped you at all
You chose to make a King of yourself
While those around you crawled
They crawled out of the government
And they whispered into your brain
They complimented you on deficits
And you said savings were to blame

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like an economist in the wind
Never knowing what to cling to
When inflation and unemployment set in
I wouldn’t have liked to known you
And I was not yet conceived
Your theories burned out about the time
You got them Austrians peeved.

The General Theory stunk
The stinkiest arguments you ever made
The Leftists created a superstar
And the "Multiplier" was the price you paid
Even when you died
They all still worshipped you
All the academics had to say
Was that "Keynes was one brilliant dude"

Goodbye J.M. Keynes
Though I never worshipped you at all
You chose to make a King of yourself
While those around you crawled

Goodbye J. M. Keynes
From the kindred souls in the MIT Grad school
Who see you as something more than a fallacy
More than just an ignorant fool

Karen De Coster is a politically incorrect CPA, and an MA student in economics at Walsh College in Michigan.

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