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Bread Lines And Circuses

Aug 022011
 By , August 2, 2011


“Mr. David Stockman has said that supply-side economics was merely a cover for the trickle-down approach to economic policy—what an older and less elegant generation called the horse-and-sparrow theory: ‘If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows.'”

–John Kenneth Galbraith

The Charge Of The Bread Brigade
Ezra Pound

Half a loaf, half a loaf,
Half a loaf? Urn-hum?
Down through the vale of gloom
Slouched the ten million,
Onward th’ ‘ungry blokes,
Crackin’ their smutty jokes!
We’ll send ’em mouchin’ ‘ome,
Damn the ten million!

There goes the night brigade,
They got no steady trade,
Several old so’jers know
Monty has blunder’d.
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to buy the pie,
Slouching and mouching,
Lousy ten million!

Plenty to right of ’em,
Plenty to left of ’em,
Yes, wot is left of ’em,
Damn the ten million.
Stormed at by press and all,
How shall we dress ’em all?
Glooming and mouching!

See ’em go slouching there,
With cowed and crouching air
Dundering dullards!
How the whole nation shook
While Milord Beaverbrook
Fed ’em with hogwash!

Be seeing you.

Penny for the Guy?
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