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T.Y. BSc. International Financial Management Innovative


Project 20 + 10 marks
Description of the project:
In this poem of contradictions, Ginsberg paints the political scenario of America
and extends it to the world. The poem, first published in 1995, speaks of the
ironies of American politics and their policies. The poem consists of a series of
rhymed couplets that criticize the entire U.S political system, as well as the media
and other components of American society. The poem was made into a video by a
famous music director Gus Van Sart in 1997. In the video, Ginsberg is seen
wearing an Uncle Sam hat, singing the ballad and it is played against the
backdrop of famous news clips from the 1960s-90s, as well as images of the major
politicians of that period. His poem and the accompanying images criticize war,
corporatism, homophobia, racism, sexism and intolerance in general. It is very
clear in the poem that Ginsberg sympathies are on the left, but he makes it very
clear that he doesnt many heroes in modern American history. He wrote this
poem soon before he died, so, in a way, it stands as a long-time activists lament
before he died, that there are still so many deeply ingrained injustices of America.
Ginsberg is inspired by a Mexican holiday tradition, Day of the dead, where
societal characters were dressed up as skeletons and parodied with lyrics.

The exact reference to the form of art:


References are made about various political events in history of the United
States. The poem encompasses a broad perspective of the American
society, from the eyes of an average American citizen. This perspective is
put into words in the report.
What impact does the above have on the International Financial
front?
The poem pivots around the political and economic agendas of the United
States. Ginsberg
has attacked the conscience of the readers on the grounds of statesponsored exploitation, power-frenzy United States has carried out through
history. In this report, the poem is interpreted on the lines of various
historical as well as current events and related to the policies of World
Bank, the IMF, NAFTA and the likes. What this report aims at, is to reveal
the true colors of the international institutions created to foster world
economic cooperation.

Division:
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Roll No. 3:
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Learnings from the above:


The poem creates a broader perspective by including the criticisms of a
veteran political activist. The sharp juxtapositions takes the shroud off the
rampant optimism spread by the Big Brother, that is, America.

Study & References related to above IFM topic:


1. Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Defying GOP; Feb 24, 2015;
abcnews.com
2. Charlie Hebdo and Free Expression; Jan 18, 2015; The New York
Times.
3. Understanding the nature and causes of food inflation; Feb 27, 2010;
Economic and Political Weekly.
4. The Hidden Costs of US and EU Farm Subsidies; May 1,2013;
International Food Policy Research Institute
5. The Poet versus the Prophet; Mark Goldblatt; May 14,2010;
Reason.com
6. A Close look at Ghar Wapsi;Jan 13, 2015; Daijiworld.com