A modest proposal for a new national anthem.
Here's where this song is so amazingly prophetic. Looking at it now, through the lens of the crash, you can see how it envisions the American economy as nothing more than an elaborate Choctaw bingo enterprise, with lots of flashing lights to lure in the unwary and the unlucky, a system that, for all its fancy formulas and talk of risk assignment, is nothing more than a sucker's game. And later in the song, McMurtry explicitly names the scam at the heart of it: subprime mortgages.
No, I was on the right track when I proposed my alternative to The Star-Spangled Banner: Victor or Victim: Our New National Anthem? I still think it's the best choice.