I was talking to my students last night about inspirational education—writing or music that not only informs but inspires. And I wondered out loud with them about why there isn't an economics or free market folk song.
Wouldn't it be nice to have one?
I'd sing it all day. I'd play it on the guitar. I'd teach it to my children.
I can't recommend any applicable folk songs, but if Russ is willing to play electric guitar for his kids, he could teach them the songs of my latest obsession, the punk band Tsunami Bomb. Here are all the lyrics of all their songs. A few highlights for Russ:
5150, a plea to make the most of your life by ignoring sunk costs:
Forget your torment,
What should have been,
What's expected of you.
Face your fears,
Face your open future,
And remember the way that you shine.
Be grateful that you have a brain for thinking
And legs to take you places.
You can do what you dream about,
Just believe in the way that you shine.