Music

Merle Haggard Is An Inflation Hawk

He wishes a buck was still silver.

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For the ever-popular How does your favorite celebrity feel about public policy? files, I give you country music legend Merle Haggard:

In which Haggard sings wistfully of the days "when Coke was still cola"—proof that you shouldn't confuse the writer with the narrator.

Four or five years ago, I stopped writing about the news. I got disgusted of it. If I were to write my feelings about the situation our country is in, it would be too sad to play.

Inflation is about to eat our lunch, and if we don't get a hold of the financial condition of this country, we're not going to be the leader anymore.

For more on Merle Haggard's politics, go here. For more pop-star commentary on monetary policy, watch Elvis Costello defend the gold standard here.