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This Week's Song: Privatization of the War is a Bad, Bad Idea.

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This week's song is about the privatization of the war in Iraq. I'm not a big fan of privatization of much of anything but you don't have to hang out with me on the near-fringe to think that having trigger-happy private security forces prosecuting a war for us is a bad, bad idea.

Click the play button below to listen. Enjoy "When the Markets Do Their Thing" and have a happy and safe thanksgiving!

Max and the Marginalized are a band that writes and records a new song every week. They are all (eight so far) streaming and available for purchase on the honor system here.

When the Markets Do Their Thing

These faces on the floor

Are unaccounted for

They aren't ours to tally up

We don't need no volunteers

The private sector's here

To sweep this mess beneath the rug


Our worst atrocities

And they who bring them all to bear

At home and far abroad

My interests are at odds

With the price of disrepair

Don't shine me on, like this picture is complete

What about the numbers on the other side of the balance sheet

This note rings on through the song that you all sing

But somehow these things keep on happening

When the markets do their thing

Guaranteed immunity

Six figure salary

To fill the vacancy within

Where they can gently glide

Underneath the oversight

Accompanied by violins

These don't add up quite as simply as they should

Between the private interests and the public good

These notes ring on through the song that you all sing

But somehow these things keep on happening

When the markets do their thing

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