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

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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