by Lucio Muñoz
Even when a society is about to be placed in a financial casket,
Marketers scream very loudly the word “bail out” is immoral,
The law of efficiency;
Now when the capitalist bull hits a red, not soft, but solid wall,
It is the moral obligation of society to bail out the market,
The new law of economic hypocrisy.
Hence, what we have today can be called “back and forth capitalism”,
A market that always wins,
In good times, it bubbles up social losers with its free invisible hands,
In bad times, when over-shooting its prey it demands government altruism.
Poem by Lucio Muñoz
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Last updated September 23, 2011