Monday, November 30, 2009

A Veiled Threat

To Dubai crossly carped Abu Dhabi,
"You've developed a very dear hobby.
For your real estate wreck
Don't expect a blank check -
You belong to me now, Kemo Sabe."

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Too Big to Veil

"I'm afraid," said the Sheikh of Dubai,
"That our property market's run dry.
For a bailout we'll lobby
Our friend Abu Dhabi -
If we sell, the Emir has Dubai."

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Holiday Season Begins

Today retailers wonder suspensefully:
Is Black Friday concluding successfully?
While economists fret,
"We're already in debt;
This business plan doesn't make sense to me!"

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The First Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims gave Indians praise
Who taught them to cultivate maize.
"You're welcome," said Squanto,
"Have more if you want to -
It's preferred to la cuisine anglaise

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Case for FEMA?

Of US homeowners, one quarter
Now reside in abodes under water.
In the last mortgage bubble
Some did not take the trouble
To review the fine print, as one oughter.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Beijing Bluster

To Bernanke said Liu at the summit,
"Stop allowing the dollar to plummet!
In Beijing we've got trouble
Because of the bubble
You've blown with loose money, dadgummit!"

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Takeover Italian Style

Said Marchionne, from Fiat centro,
"Signore, let's proceed più lento,
At Chrysler we've laid
Careful plans to upgrade
Their 300 to our Cinquecento."

Friday, November 6, 2009

Interest Rate Parity

Jan Hatzius, chief Goldman economist,
Warns," The Federal funds rate is anomalous.
Given money supply,
Payrolls and CPI,
Why not sub-zero loan rates for all of us?"

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