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Jon Shayne is a money manager in Nashville who, once in a while, records country songs about the economy. Under his nom-de-guitar, Merle Hazard, he has tackled economic questions in songs such as “How Long (Will Interest Rates Stay Low)?” “Dual Mandate” and “The Great Unwind.”
What do a fiddle, a barn dance and a bale of hay have to do with the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy? A whole lot, says Merle Hazard, who's written yet another finger-picking country song about the economy.
As the Federal Reserve's policy committee ends its two-day meeting Wednesday, Nashville money manager Jon Shayne (aka econo-crooner Merle Hazard) releases his latest music video bemoaning the central bank's "Dual Mandate" to, on the one hand, keep prices stable, and,…
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.
Merle Hazard performs "The Great Unwind." This is not our typical post; it's an economics music video. If you saw what the Fed did this week -- or even if you didn't and want to know what the big…
Merle Hazard performs "The Great Unwind," his latest economics music video, produced by Nashville Public Television. Paul Solman: The most financially savvy country and western crooner in America, Merle Hazard, returns to the Making Sen$e Business Desk with the…
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