http://www.versusplus.com is out with their annual collection of economy parody songs; “The Versusplus Holiday Songbook”. Their combination of economic insight and musical talent makes the verusplus music videos of an exceptional high standard. Enjoy your holiday – and the songbook of 2011!
“Spain is feeling smitten, France is feeling fried. Britain felling bitten, Wall Street occupied.”
“It’s beginning to look a lot more riskless“
You’ll find the whole songbook of 2011 here.
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It’s always a pleasure to introduce new songs from versuplus.com. Their latest release is called “The Ballad of Diamond Jim,” and is a collaboration with acclaimed country econosinger/songwriter Merle Hazard and the PBS NewsHour economics team. “Diamond Jim” is an original econosong about banking regulation. It has – of course – nothing to do with the famous CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, also know as “the most dangerous man in america”.
“Our Game is diseconomy of scale. The key is to be too big to fail.”
You may watch and listen to the song (with lyrics) at www.verusplus.com,
or you can download the video at youtube.
And here’s your bonus!
The PBS NewsHour has done an extraordinary 12-minute companion video – featuring former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson – that analyzes the lyric.
You can find it here:
The Ballad of a Would-Be, Too-Big-to-Fail Banker
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