He's not Haggard, though the economy is
August 24, 2010 4:21 PM   Subscribe

Do you feel overwhelmed trying to understand the driving forces behind our economic collapse. When listening to the latest Planet Money podcast, do you find yourself yearning for something a bit more toe-tappin'? Meet Merle Hazard. "He is the first and only country singer to write about mortgage-backed securities, derivatives, and physics."
posted by mkultra (8 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
posted by Lutoslawski at 4:32 PM on August 24, 2010

Jesus, I read Haggard. Imagine my disappointment.
posted by IndigoJones at 4:32 PM on August 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

I think Merle was actually on either Planet Money or Marketplace from American Public Media a few weeks ago.
posted by QuarterlyProphet at 4:38 PM on August 24, 2010

Okay, it writes itself, anyone could have done it - but no one else did. So, I'm over my disappointment. That was worth a few minutes of my life. Thanks
posted by IndigoJones at 4:45 PM on August 24, 2010

Wonderful accompaniment.
posted by Peach at 5:18 PM on August 24, 2010

I used to know Merle's sister, Morale. She sang for awhile with The Irrational Exuberants.
posted by rdone at 6:02 PM on August 24, 2010 [3 favorites]

Merle Hazard. I get it! In Lehman's terms, your favorite Goldman Sachs.
posted by chavenet at 11:13 PM on August 24, 2010 [2 favorites]

Oh man, Bailout is awesome! I love this!

I thought the Greek Debt song was a bit...well, American predicting that Europe will tank, once again.
posted by Omnomnom at 9:07 AM on August 25, 2010

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