Marching Through Georgia
A song about the Russian invasion of neighboring Georgia
August 1, 2008
Fred Foldvary, Ph.D.
Economist

Once again we conquer lands, we’ll sing the same old song.

Oh the Russian spirit just cannot go wrong.

As we march through Georgia we are all a thousand strong

Russian troops are marching through Georgia!


Hurrah! Hurrah! Bring the rouble here!

Hurrah! Hurrah! Just like Soviet years!

We will be triumphant from Moscow to Tblisi,

We will protect all the Russians!


They started it, you know, by shooting at our troops.

South Ossetian people were left hanging in the loops.

They want to be in Russia, not in Georgian coops.

That’s why we’re marching through Georgia!


How Ossetians cheered when they heard us marching here,

How even the potatoes in the ground rose up and sprouted ears!

How the nasty Georgies cannot ever match our might,

As we goose-step through Georgia!


Putin says we are at war, and Medvedev agrees.

They could have had joint sovereignty,

but greed for land prevails.

If Kosovo can break away, why not Ossetia?

Russians are not to be fooled with!


So we made a big invasion with Russian brawn and brains

What is Georgia anyway, a caboose that U.S. trains?

To Georgia in NATO, this is our big response.

That’s why we’re rushin’ through Georgia!

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Fred Foldvary, Ph.D.
Economist

FRED E. FOLDVARY, Ph.D., is an economist and has been writing weekly editorials for Progress.org since 1997. Foldvary's commentaries are well respected for their currency, sound logic, wit, and consistent devotion to human freedom. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He has taught economics at Virginia Tech, John F. Kennedy University, Santa Clara University, and currently teaches at San Jose State University.

Foldvary is the author of The Soul of LibertyPublic Goods and Private Communities, and Dictionary of Free Market Economics. He edited and contributed to Beyond Neoclassical Economics and, with Dan Klein, The Half-Life of Policy Rationales. Foldvary's areas of research include public finance, governance, ethical philosophy, and land economics.

Foldvary is notably known for going on record in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology in 1997 to predict the exact timing of the 2008 economic depression—eleven years before the event occurred. He was able to do so due to his extensive knowledge of the real-estate cycle.