For What it’s Worth, Paul Krugman’s Got Game

Post-A-Day: Day 7 (Post 2)

I can’t seem to pull myself away from the music of my youth lately.  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are getting heavy rotation as well as their predecessor’s (Buffalo Springfield) “For What it’s Worth.”  As such, I had a good laugh when I saw the opening to Paul Krugman’s take on the Occupy Wall Street protests.  The song in question and the link to the article are posted below.

Confronting the Malefactors

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Published: October 6, 2011

There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear, but we may, at long last, be seeing the rise of a popular movement that, unlike the Tea Party, is angry at the right people.

Read Professor Krugman’s full article here.

Lyrics to Buffalo Springfield’s For What It’s Worth

There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
I think it’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side
It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away
We better stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, now, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

It seems appropriate to close the reference loop from this post’s title.

Public Enemy – “He Got Game’

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