The olive branch


The Free Market has taken a bit of a beating at the hands of Sam. A jab here. A knee to the groin here. Eye gouging here. Kicking while down here.

As a conciliatory gesture from more tolerant half of The Hand, I thought I’d write a few haikus to try to make amends.

True – some lose out (big)
But you are best for the whole
Fuck moral hazard*

Hayek had it right
How do we allocate shit
Without price guidance

Supply and demand
You have but one small failure
Clear the love market

* Last line ripped from Tom’s outbox.


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4 Responses to “The olive branch”

  1. Sam Says:

    This is why I started blogging. Who knows someone on the Pullitzer poetry comittee? I want a citation for authoring the anti-market vitriol that inspired this beauty.

  2. phil Says:

    Sam, all groundbreaking art is inspired by either great personal suffering or great injustice. Thank you for providing both. I will dedicate my upcoming Pulitzer to you, Samdog and Joe Stiglitz.

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