by The Opportunity Agenda, Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 04:21:12 PM EDT
Call me late to the party, but I heard what has apparently become the song of the summer, Billionaire,” for the first time this past weekend. Actually, I heard it three times this weekend, including twice in situations where I had no choice but to actually sit and listen to all the lyrics.
The Travie McCoy single, currently number five on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, is a paean to the type of high-flying, me-first greed that brought us such classics as The Economic Collapse of 2008 and The $3 Billion and Counting BP Oil Spill That Could Have Been Prevented by a $500,000 Acoustic Trigger. And, in this crucial moment, with our economy on a tipping point between continued, albeit slow, recovery, and slipping back into recession, this catchy ditty promotes the precise values we DON’T need.