Imagine! from The Economist

In the November 5-11th issue of The Economist, on page 11, in an article titled "Tired of Globalization", I read these words today,

…the call of John Lennon, who was not an economist but a rather successful global capitalist, to "imagine..

 

    Imagine there’s no heaven,

    It’s easy if you try,


    No hell below us,


    Above us only sky,


    Imagine all the people


    living for today…

 

    Imagine there’s no countries,


    It isnt hard to do,


    Nothing to kill or die for,


    No religion too,


    Imagine all the people


    living life in peace…

 

    Imagine no possesions,


    I wonder if you can,


    No need for greed or hunger,4505ld1_1


    A brotherhood of man,


    Imagine all the people


    Sharing all the world…

 

    You may say Im a dreamer,


    but Im not the only one,


    I hope some day you’ll join us,


    And the world will live as one.

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2 Responses to Imagine! from The Economist

  1. Gautam says:

    The irony is that the overall goal of socialism and capitalism is the same…people have enough to live happily, except that the capitalists (like the Economists) like to create wealth, whereas the socialists want to re-distribute wealth
    And the song on another level is a cry for globalisation !

  2. Niti Bhan says:

    Gautam,
    Yes, Ironic indeed 🙂 Or maybe not, since I don’t think that capitalism, unlike socialism and communism, has any particular social upliftment agenda like “garibi hatao” just a general creation of value and abundance, hence overall rise in water level.
    Niti

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