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Venezuela’s government has announced an overhaul of its foreign currency system that has been widely labeled a stealth devaluation.

(To tune of “Imagination,” by Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke (1940))

Devaluation’s not funny
It steals the value of money
Prices hop like a bunny
And no one is amused

Devaluation is phony
Just like that ole’ one-trick-pony
A government sells baloney
When populism’s abused

Oh I love to by a brand new car
The gasoline is cheap
But it takes a zillion bolivars so
My old car I keep

Devaluation is needed?
Cause stupid laws go unheeded?
They try to camouflage
The great leader’s a clown
And as Maduro’s ego deflates
A country leaves town

© 2014 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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