Doggerel Dave

The Economic Argument:

It’s an intricate argument I do not understand;

I don’t need to, it’s for the peasants – strategy well planned.

An inheritance; stocks and shares plus a stash hid away;

No tax man gives me a life in style at the end of day.

Blind the proles, keep ‘em ignorant, that’s just the way to go.

Academics and politicians pitch in to speed the flow

As finance powers upwards (no more trickle-down effect)

To investors keen on property who will then collect

Rent from those who feel they may want a roof over their heads.

‘Hope they have enough initiative to find their own beds…..


This is a simplistic argument you will claim, no doubt;

Never to those same roof seekers forced to do without.

The greed underlying all this cannot remain unseen -

A campaign I start tomorrow will bring back the guillotine…..

  • Author: Doggerel Dave (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 10th, 2023 06:25
  • Comment from author about the poem: Alright – I concede a little simplistic. However, make no mistake there is and will be a correlation between increasing disparities in wealth and the rise of far-right movements…
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  • Ok Waleed

    Cut off one head 2 more will grow, we need more people opting out of the system

    • Doggerel Dave

      To where and how though? Thanks for your call, Ok.

      • Ok Waleed

        the only thing that matters is survival and staying alive, once people know how to feed themselves and nurse themselves through the land the options are limitless

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      • Bella Shepard

        There is so much truth in what you've said. It seem these days that the accumulation of wealth is unharnessed in a most destructive way. Your social conscience is most admirable, and we need such voices. Kudos!

        • Doggerel Dave

          Thanks, Bella. The argument re social justice seems dead now. To find it requires some digging. Part of what motivated me here was the laudatory tone of the news media over further upward movements in property prices at auction and the gentle sad shaking of heads re the unaffordability of rents among the lower and middle classes. (could be the subject of another piece sometime. - I'll see).

        • sorenbarrett

          If not the government, the church, private entrepreneurs (present day pirates) mind you I have nothing against a good honest pirate. It seems that one hasn't a chance. Jefferson said that there should be a revolution every twenty years. It is long overdue.

          • Doggerel Dave

            Let's just hope it's not a Fascist one and that the wrong people don't get damaged....

          • Cynthia Seven

            Behind every good and bad there's something unsaid and unseen

            • Doggerel Dave

              Not quite sure what you mean here, Cynthia..... thanks for the read................. Read my recommendation yet....? Would enjoy concrete commentary on that....

            • MendedFences27

              Venting on the state of affairs, I see. The sharing of wealth is an age-old problem. Fascism on one hand and Communism on the other. Democracy is in the middle, trying to maintain a balance. Seems the scales are tipping these days toward the Fascist side.
              Your write draws attention to some of the results of this conflict. Housing is a problem propagated.by the ever-increasing population. Thanks for calling out this situation. - Phil A.

              • Doggerel Dave

                Hard to engage with you on this one, Phil. We live in two different economies, and I can only speak about the one I live in. It is for you to see parallels in your own.
                The labels Fascism Democracy Communism do nothing to throw much light on a given political system. You would have to define your terms, I’m afraid. Your Abraham Lincoln gave ‘Democracy’ a red hot go…..and? Not today, thank you. We are an economy, and as I tried to say or hint in my ‘vent’ and other pieces this economy advantages the wealthy over the poor and disadvantaged. The move towards the right extremism is a direct result of this as the disadvantaged see no relief under current conditions.
                Population increase is a direct result of government policy as it continues to deify ‘growth’.
                Interesting argument heard over the radio waves: Australia’s infatuation with housing as a means of accumulating wealth rather than as shelter, is as problematic and as entrenched as America’s guns issue.
                Take care - look after yourself.

              • Neville

                an interesting poem and one that I presently feel both compelled and obliged to concur with sir Dog ..

                • Doggerel Dave

                  Mostly easy to respond to yours in short, Nev. Thanks for the read and endorsement.

                • crypticbard

                  There is still cake to be had and well guillotines can be oiled and sharpened.

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