Friday, April 4, 2008

Free Market Friday

Overkill - Hello From the Gutter

Another king and another queen
Living in the shadows so they can't be seen
Remember all the world lies at your feet
And the Big Apple's rotten
Rotten in the heat

Skyclad - Inequality Street

Come lords and ladies, raise glasses in toast
To the other half dying to eat
'Cause they who receive feast deserve it the most
It's a literal dead-end inequality street

Metal Church - Date With Poverty
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I pay out money with a check, I never use the cash
Collectors closing in on me, is this some kind of test?
Borrow is my middle name, the banks give graciously
With interest rates that terrify, they knock you senselessly

Update: 3:40 p.m. - A familiar name, Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics reporter, chimes in:
Employers buffeted by talk of recession slashed 80,000 jobs in March, the most in five years and the third straight month of losses.

At the same time, the national unemployment rate rose from 4.8 percent to 5.1 percent, the clearest signal yet that the economy might already be shrinking.

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