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I’m a poet, and I didn’t know it…




The Economist‘s Free Exchange blog report’s on the Kauffman Foundation‘s most recent quarterly survey:

THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION conducts a quarterly survey of economics bloggers (you can see the third quarter results here). It tends to focus on current economic conditions and policy questions, but the fourth-quarter questionnaire contained something a little different: a challenge to capture the state of the economy in haiku. The results are sublime…

Indeed.  Consider the stylings of Reuters’ Felix Salmon:

No one has a job
Except econobloggers
And they’re not paid much

Or the musings of Professor Stephen Karlson:

Intermodal loadings increase
Trade conflict looms without cease
Occupy Wall Street

Or this, from Robert Cringely:

Econ guys, gentle souls
Think policies guide markets
Jail time is better

Or the only-too-culturally-appropriate contribution of Amol Agrawal:

When Japan fell in 1990s
They were lectured by the world economists
Time for Japanese to smile

… more at “The economy in haiku .”


As we think in seventeen syllables, we might recall that it was on this date in 1993 that the Maastricht Treaty came into effect, formally establishing the European Union (EU)… and laying the groundwork for the Eurozone– the European Monetary Union and the creation of the Euro– and thus for the painful pecuniary pageant that is playing out on the Continent today…



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November 1, 2011 at 1:01 am

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