“Suckers think that you cure greed with money, addiction with substances, expert problems with experts, banking with bankers, economics with economists, and debt crises with debt spending” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

“If you owe ten pounds to the Bank of England, you get thrown in jail, but if you owe a million pounds, they invite you to sit on the Board” ― Philippe Riès

“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” ― Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations

our finances are in shambles,

not to worry, they are work in progress,

we may not produce much but consume all;

it’s all work in progress.


our finances may be leaking

our leaders may be termites and locusts,

eating every kobo in sight,

don’t bother, we can have deficit budgeting;

generations unborn will pay’

it’s no worry ,

it’s part of work in progress.



we may make money and fritter it away’

on fopperies and inanities,

be happy, don’t worry,

our finances are works in progress.



when ‘legislooters’ take the lion share,

to the detriment of infrastructure,education , health,

research and transportation in our budget,

never worry,

we are practising optimum budgeting,

our finances are on course,

they are works in progress!


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