Last night I dreamed of an economist.(Dreams of the middle years are not
The ones the dreams of youth had promised.)
He stood on a cloud and intoned while he glistened
(Had he stood by a camera, behind a microphoned table
The dreamers might have been many and just might have listened.)
"The poor will be with us, both urban and rural,"
(Leaders always quote gospel
Whenever they scold us in first-person plural.)
"And so it is written, let each scholar be wary
For each man to be king and each child a prince
Would be, in my thinking, inflationary."
"On the other hand" he stuttered as I rose to applaud
"My findings aren't final nor my theory complete
I'm still waiting on some hard data from God."
Happy Birthday to Ariel.Economics, n. The art and science of hedging.