If Bill Radke can do it, you can too
Goldman Sachs. Volcanic ash. GM bailout loan paybacks.
They’re not usually the stuff that poetry is made of.
Yet American Public Media’s Marketplace reporter, Bill Radke, manages to sum up each day’s news in rhymed verse in Marketplace Minute.
Take this little ditty, from April 23:
“Goldman Sachs is in trouble
“for betting against the housing bubble,
“while they were selling opposite bets
“to clients who now have some major regrets.”
And if that’s not enough, “This American Life” commissioned a Broadway song to help explain a complicated financial scheme that, the producers say, “parallels quite closely a Mel Brooks musical.”
I’m inspired. Could you summarize the day’s news, a big issue or maybe the VP’s speech in verse?