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Economic Reality

I keep hearing this term
Economic Reality
and I see red
as it's just more mythology
affirmed
as it's just a case of a
mistaken perception fed
when a collection of unworkable
theories (on the macro level)
can be seen as
something real
even though
some love the feel
of money
and accumulate it
without conscience
social or otherwise
and just love  to tickle down
other than weatth
upon others who frown
upon pursuits other than health

and even though 
reality has become a
doctrine of shock
as even a monetarist
or Friedmanite can see
disparities
as equality becomes a rarity 
as Keynes would predict
for  it's a truth that
the rich get richer
and the poor get poorer
for  only idiots 
(and not the smartest
guys
in the room)
pay taxes

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  1. Date: 2/3/2011 9:50:00 PM

    I think you must be an economics teacher or something. Too bad it's all over my head. That's why I am the idiot paying taxes. hahaha. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 1:23:00 PM

    Great job, as usual, Gentle Fury: ) I totally enjoyed as the feelings you expressed in this are mutual. Like fools, we discard or ignore meaningful things and keep the lesser. Is it cold enough for you, Stephen? lol We're not as cold as you are but cold is cold! lol Stay warm, my friend. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 6:15:00 AM

    Perfectly penned Stephen ... much to think about in this piece and truth and facts resonate clearly luv.. enjoyed and if for any contest ..good luck with luv..

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 11:06:00 AM

    You're such an intelligent man, Stephen, and I love the analysis you provide in this poem. Economic reality has certainly become a "doctrine of shock"! But I must be one of the idiots because I still pay taxes -- just a poor person who continues to get poorer. Love, Carolyn