Merle Hazard

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Merle's greatest hits are gathered together on this YouTube page.

Merle's most recent song, "How Long (Will Interest Rates Stay Low)?," came out in March, 2016. He released "Dual Mandate," in 2014, and "The Great Unwind" in 2013. Some of Merle’s most popular earlier songs are “Inflation or Deflation?,” "Fiscal Cliff," and “In the Hamptons.” “The Greek Debt Song” is a favorite as well (although it caused controversy in Greece).

“Double Dippin’” is also worth a listen.

There is a cool video of the song Merle wrote with Marcy Shaffer, "Diamond Jim," being taken seriously, or at least semi-seriously, by MIT's Simon Johnson. The bit with Simon starts at the 21 second mark.

Merle sang a unique version an old gospel favorite, live at the 2010 American Economic Association convention, in this clip:  “Old Time Recession.”

He also sang some Eurozone crisis songs on Germany and Italy for the PBS NewsHour economics team.
Songs and Videos
Here are lyrics for several Merle songs in German. (Feel like submitting additional translations to Merle? Please do! You
can email him at the address on the home page.)