Lorelei Lee and the Economy

The Wall Street Journal reports this week that economic downturns lead to increases in divorce and infidelity. But as Paul Krugman points out in the New York Times, this is not a new phenomenon – as Lorelei Lee warned us nearly sixty years ago…

“He’s your guy
When stocks are high,
But beware when they start to descend.

It’s then that those louses
Go back to their spouses –
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

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