A U.S. Economic Sage Bids Farewell in Poetic Fashion
(Bloomberg) -- T’was the night before Christmas when an economic sage/Announced his retirement, having reached a certain age.
Richard Curtin, 76, director of the University of Michigan’s survey of consumers -- an influential staple of U.S. indicators for decades -- will retire after more than 45 years in the job, according to a poem accompanying the December report on Thursday.
The 10-stanza set of rhyming couplets, liberally dosed with humor, covers the sweep of economic history in the past half-century -- including six recessions and seven Federal Reserve chairs -- and ends with his observations on politics, stimulus and Covid-19.
Read the poem:
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