Merle Hazard

  • Why does money have value? It's about what distinguishes the U.S. dollar from Bitcoin, says money manager Jon Shayne. Photo by Flickr user Ceoln.
    April 3, 2014   BY Jon Shayne 

    Why does the U.S. dollar have value? Hint: It’s tax time, and there’s only one way you can pay the U.S. government. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    We have an update on our country-country lyric contest, inspired by the econo-crooner Merle Hazard. Those of you who frequent these pages often will remember our series late last month where Merle lyricized about the financial crises in Spain, Ireland, … Continue reading

  • February 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today, an update on our country-country lyric contest, inspired by the econo-crooner Merle Hazard. Those of you who frequent these pages often will remember our series late last month where Merle lyricized about the financial crises in Spain, Ireland, Italy … Continue reading

  • January 28, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    All this week we’ve featured investment advisor Jon Shayne, aka Country-and-Western economist Merle Hazard, warbling his way through the European debt debacle. He started with the pain in Spain and moved on through Erin Go Broke to the tune of … Continue reading

  • January 27, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s post introduces the fourth of country singer Merle Hazard’s Euro-shanties, this one taking off on the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th. Merle (if not Beethoven) will do anything to educationally amuse. So will we.

  • January 27, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s post introduces the fourth of country singer Merle Hazard’s Euro-shanties, this one taking off on the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th. Teutonic C&W. Merle (if not Beethoven) will do anything to educationally amuse. So will we.

  • January 26, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    By “hits,” I mean Merle Hazard’s Golden Newbie Euro-crisis Euro-tunes, as well as the Internet views that they’ve been garnering. Monday’s post: The Pain in Spain Falls Plainly from Merle’s Brain. Yesterday’s: Erin Go Broke. And today, the world debut … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s post puts the economic woes of the Emerald Isle to music. The lyrics are Hazard’s, though I confess to have taken crack at them myself and then, at some risk to my ego, sent both sets of lyrics — … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s post puts the economic woes of the Emerald Isle to music. The lyrics are Hazard’s, though I confess to have taken crack at them myself and then, at some risk to my ego, sent both sets of lyrics — … Continue reading

  • January 24, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    The first of this week’s series of posts from the ever-melodic, ever-economic Merle Hazard debuts today: a ditty on the plight of Spain.

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