It takes a special kind of indoctrination to think that economics is not determined by the "laws" of physics, chemistry and biology. I often wondered what went on in schools of economics... A while ago, I found out.

Unfortunately, the prevailing powers of the modern world are all singing the same totally wrong economic song.

Here is my song:

Good Times Grow Away

A love song, for humanities greatest missed opportunity.

(To the tune of "Four Strong Winds")

Fossil oil gushing quickly, economies go sky high
We dream things will always be that way
Now our good growth has all gone, population's moving on
Still we wonder, how it ended up this way.

An age of reason an' science, made us think that we were wise
Things just kept getting better by each new day
Big engines turn'd big wheels, life becomes an easy deal
What made us think it would always be that way?

Fossil oil gushing quickly, economies go sky high
We dream things will always be that way
Now our good growth has all gone, population's moving on
Still we wonder, how it ended up this way

Understanding cause and effect, that was inconvenient
Population started growing oh so fast
Some said nature can't sustain, all this economic gain
And they've tried to tell us it could never last

Fossil oil gushing quickly, economies go sky high
We dream things will always be that way
Now our good growth has all gone, population's moving on
Still we wonder, how it ended up this way

More's a stupid ecometric, still it's our great expanding way
Now freedoms crowded out and the foe is at the door
It's a big fat lie that "we must grow or we will die",
Mr Politician, we don't believe you anymore

Fossil oil gushing quickly, economies go sky high
We dream things will always be that fine
Now our good growth has all gone, and the good time passing on
We never thought it would end up in decline
Yes our good times are all gone, and we're bound for moving on
We never thought it would end up in decline

Four Strong Winds

Four strong winds that blow lonely, seven seas that run high
All those things that don't change come what may
Now our good times are all gone, and I'm bound for moving on
I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way.

Guess I'll go out to Alberta, weather's good there in the fall
Got some friends that I can go to working for
Still I wish you'd change your mind, if I asked you one more time
But we've been through that a hundred times or more

Four strong winds that blow lonely, seven seas that run high
All those things that don't change come what may
Now our good times are all gone, and I'm bound for moving on
I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way.

If I get there before the snowflies, and if things are going good
You could meet me if I sent you down the fare
But by then it would be winter, nothing much for you to do
And the wind sure blows cold way out there

Four strong winds that blow lonely, seven seas that run high
All those things that don't change come what may
Now our good times are all gone, and I'm bound for moving on
I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way.
Yes our good times are all gone, and I'm bound for moving on
But I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way.