I dedicate this post, belatedly, to Christine Lagarde. For her seriously ridiculous remarks on Greek child poverty not being as worthy of her concern as the poverty of far worse off African children. So, to the Managing Director of the one global organisation which has contributed the most to child poverty in Africa and Latin America, and who is now at the helm of a similar effort to bring similar ‘reforms’ to Greece, I dedicate the following verse…
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all is one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.
(Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven) And if you want a fitting soundtrack to go along with it (and, no, I do not mean the Zeppelin song itself), click here.