Mammon’s Mantra (finance)
Small industries amalgamate
and streamlined now we operate:
outsource, downsize and automate.
Competition we obliterate.
From this, huge profits emanate.
Stockholders hail the chief magnate:
a demigod we adulate
although he’s found to peculate.
Since companies self-regulate
their price tags tend to escalate
which leaves us all to contemplate
outstanding debts as they inflate.
Big chain stores have funds to regrate
which helps us to potentiate.
False bargains interpenetrate
consumers who desiderate.
Some financiers prognosticate
on spending we should concentrate,
but others strongly intimate
it makes more sense to curb the spate.
On markets, punters speculate;
hope dividends quadruplicate.
A windfall we anticipate.
Our surplus needs we satiate.
Though if the bank should designate
we’ve nothing to hypothecate
we need not rant and get irate.
Bankruptcy we can auspicate.