Monday, September 7, 2009

In 1984, the 35th Edition of the Industrial Workers of the World Songbook (1909) featured new first and third verses to "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum".

The first verse goes like this:

I worked overtime
Like a big greedy slob;
Now the warehouse is full
And I'm out of a job

The third:

Our wages can't buy
All the wealth we produce;
So the factories shut down
And we are turned loose.

When the markets began to tank last year, economists weren't surprised. For the first time in ages, production had exceeded consumption.

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