Who will write poetry about the economy?

Allow me to introduce…

Criminonymous: A criminologist and advocate of restorative justice, truth and reconciliation for the most harmful crimes and social conflicts (and everywhere else where it’s appropriate).

This is an astute poet well versed in economics, crime and restorative justice. I re-publish his poetic call for action to direct our economic productivity and attention to a not-for-profit banking system.

Sounds much better than the current situation, doesn’t it? Until philosophers become Kings, and poets become economists…

 

Who Will Lend to the Productive Economy?

by Criminonymous

Policy
Economy
Are sitting in the doldrums
Society
Is reeling from
Persistent unemployment
Her Moojesty
And Italy
Are blamed for poor performance
But I contend
That it will end
As soon as we learn this lesson:

We’ve tried the state
We’ve tried the banks
It’s time for the not-for-profits
A structure where
The aim is to
Make up for social losses
No dividends!
Cooperative
And independent models
No gambling
Or speculation
Warping the price of resources

We’ve tried the state
We’ve tried the banks
It’s time for the not-for-profits
We’ve tried the state
We’ve tried the banks
It’s time for the not-for-profits
They focus on
Our human needs
And so, I have to be honest
Our state is slow!
Our banks, corrupt!
It’s time for the not-for-profits

Our politics
Democracy?
Or money equals power?
And entities
When corporate
Incentives lie in the short term
But charities
Have expertise
And charity has honour
While social business
Subsidises
People who are poorer

We’ve tried the state
We’ve tried the banks
It’s time for the not-for-profits
We’ve tried the state
We’ve tried the banks
It’s time for the not-for-profits
They focus on
Our human needs
And so, I have to be honest
Our state is slow!
Our banks, corrupt!
It’s time for the not-for-profits