February 21st, 2006

magikist

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Follow on to my last post: who remembers Desmond Dekker and the Aces?

Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir,
so that every mouth can be fed.
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir,
So that every mouth can be fed.
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

My wife and my kids, they are packed up and leave me.
Darling, she said, I was yours to be seen.
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

Shirt them a-tear up, trousers are gone.
I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde.
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

After a storm there must be a calm.
They catch me in the farm. You sound the alarm.
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

Poor me, the Israelite.
I wonder who I'm working for.
Poor me, Israelite,
I look a-down and out, sir.
magikist

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Interesting article: New Economy, Old Math

Policy makers rely on accurate economic data to draft effective legislation and businesses need the right numbers to plan for their future. In an economy where the only constant is change, unreliable numbers will result in off-target legislation and poor business decisions. A modern economy needs modern statistics. (Maybe job creation numbers aren't the only economic statistics that need recalculation. Hmm...)