How The Grinch Stole the Free Market

All the folks
Down in Galt’s Gulch
Liked Markets a lot…

But the Grinch,
Who lived just North of Galt’s Gulch,
Did NOT!

The Grinch hated Markets! Especially free ones!
Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reasons.
It could be that his head wasn’t screwed on quite right.
It could be, perhaps, that his rings were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his brain was two sizes too small.

Whatever the reason,
His brain or his rings,
He stood there on his mountain top, hating the things,
Staring down from his cave with a sour, Grinchy frown
At the warm lighted windows below in their town.
For he knew all the folk down in Galt’s Gulch below
Were busy now, trying to sell high, buy low.

“And they’ll say it’s beneficial!” he snarled with a sneer.
“Tomorrow they’ll barter! It’s practically here!”
Then he growled, with his grinch fingers nervously drumming,
“I MUST find a way to keep Markets from running!”
For, tomorrow, he knew…

…All the Gulch gals and guys
Would wake up bright and early. To the market they’d fly!
And then! Oh, they’d buy! Oh, they’d buy! Buy! Buy! Buy!
That’s one thing he hated! They’d BUY! BUY! BUY! BUY!

Then Galt’s Gulch, young and old, would all make a profit.
And they’d profit! They’d profit!
And they’d profit! profit! profit!
They would start innovating and make money off it!
It made him so mad that he punched through the soffit !

They’d do something he liked least of all!
All the people of G…


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