Paul Krugman's Playlist For The Republican Party

“Where does this disdain for workers come from? Some of it, obviously, reflects the influence of money in politics: big-money donors, like the ones Mr. Romney was speaking to when he went off on half the nation, don’t live paycheck to paycheck. But it also reflects the extent to which the G.O.P. has been taken over by an Ayn Rand-type vision of society, in which a handful of heroic businessmen are responsible for all economic good, while the rest of us are just along for the ride.”
Paul Krugman is right. And it’s important to note that before Neil Peart replaced John Rutsey on drums and Rush was taken over by an Ayn Rand-type vision of society, the great Canadian power trio were also much friendlier to the working man. Here are thirteen songs the Republican Party should listen to.

(There’s an excellent interview leading up to the above performance.)

(The band has an amazing and mostly nonsensical conversation about the origin of the album title “Get Lucky” for the first two minutes of this video. Heavy Canadian accents, and we learn that the “the buck stops” with Mike Reno. Which is only how it should ever be. It’s better than the song, really.)