World stock markets were reeling over the Dow’s bungee jump yesterday. Blame it on the Greeks, or the “fat finger problem?” Glen Ridge economics-poet-blogger, David Lefkowits, whose daily financial commentary Limericks Economiques has captured the attention of the Wall Street Journal, summarizes the day’s disaster in a limerick.
Diagnosing the Dow’s Dizzy Drop
While coaxing the PIGS from the trough,
Some bankers developed a cough,
Which an I.T. snafu
Turned into swine flu,
And a feverish market sold off.
(Acronym alert: PIGS = Portugal, Italy/Ireland, GREECE and Spain)
Here are some other theories on yesterday’s economic drama. Entertain us with a limerick of your own on whatever topic you choose — the stock market, taxes, budget cuts, sprintime, or even mom.