Treat: A winning haiku on the economy

Elaborate green costume (dress) in VeniceI enjoyed learning today about a contest for writing a haiku about the state of the U.S. economy. What a perfect way to employ one of the most economical forms of poetry!

The contest was sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as part of its quarterly survey of economics bloggers, and the winner was selected by popular vote. Professor Art Diamond wrote the most popular haiku:

jobs and Jobs are gone
need more Jobs to get more jobs
innovate to grow

It’s my treat to readers for Halloween, although I wish the tone could be more upbeat. I hope the accompanying costume photo is appropriately haunting.

The results of that survey are kind of interesting, by the way. Happy Halloween!

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