I Am Selling These Rocks

by MithrilNova

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I made this for my high school economics class.

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I am selling these rocks
for two dollars each one
I carve them up into blocks
which isn’t very fun
But it pays very well
and I’m earning some cash
And only time will tell
If the market will crash


Well, the rocks are now gold
And business is great
People stand in the cold
And they stay up real late
Just so that they can buy
But the price is rising fast
The demand is so high
I don’t know how long this will last

I am selling these rocks
for ten dollars each one
I carve them up into blocks
which isn’t very fun
But it pays very well
and I’m earning some cash
And only time will tell
If the market will crash

Now the price is so high
that the government’s here
And they’re going to try
to make my profits disappear
So they set the price low
But demand just stayed put
I can’t sell them now so
there’s a shortage afoot.

So I hired these dudes
and they help me get rocks
I give them lots of food
if they punch the clocks
When I hired two guys
The output did not fail
To quadruple in size
We’ve got economies of scale

We are selling these rocks
for two dollars each one
We carve them up into blocks
which isn’t very fun
But it pays very well
and we’re earning some cash
And only time will tell
If the market will crash

There's a new shop in town
And I asked them what they sell
Then I started to frown
cause they're selling rocks as well
There used to be just one
And that one was me
Now this market has become
An oligopoly

We both signed a petition
and the price ceiling's gone
now we'll focus our ambition
on amassing fiscal brawn
We agreed to collude
And our prices both are high
so the customers get screwed
no matter where they buy

We are selling these rocks
for ten dollars each one
We carve them up into blocks
which isn’t very fun
But it pays very well
and we’re earning some cash
And only time will tell
If the market will crash

But the other guy lied
and he broke all our deals
now no matter how I try
I can't even afford meals
cause his price is real low
and I just can't compete
People buy from him so
his revenue's complete

Since I'm broke right now
I can't pay employees
And it seems as how
I have to let them leave
All because of that jerk
And isn't this fun?
After all this work
now I'm back to square one

I am selling these rocks
for two dollars each one
I carve them up into blocks
which isn’t very fun
But it pays pretty well
and I’m earning some cash
And only time will tell
If the market will crash

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released June 7, 2015

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