“Calm Down Dear, it’s only a recession…”

Tomorrow Slugger will be hosting a live podcast on the Republic’s economy; particularly in light of the announcement of nationalisation of the Anglo Irish Bank tonight. Joining us will be Gerard O’Neill of Turbulence Ahead; Stephen Kinsella of his own eponymous blog; and Michael Taft of Notes on the Front who will hopefully help us tear at the problem from different angles. As Michel de Montaigne once said:

Of the hundred parts and aspects that a thing has, I take one, sometimes merely licking it, sometimes scraping its surface, and sometimes pinching it to the bone. I stab it as deeply, but not as widely as I can; and I generally like to seize it from some unaccustomed viewpoint.

Well, there’ll be four of us taking various stabs in the dark (with myself, I suspect, most of all). But it should be crack! Join us live at 11 am this morning, if you can… Or grab the podcast later…

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  • Jer

    Is that Winner in the photo.

    Please for the love of all thats sacred in this world never again give that man any publicity.

    look forward to all contributors but especially Micahel Taft’s. I am enjoying his new blog immensely.

    Its nice to see how economics has really become popularised. Hopefully a more economically literate electorate can plot a new more economically responsibe path. This is true for every state and nation not just this island.

  • Mick Fealty

    Too good to miss Jer… sorry…

  • Rory Carr

    Leave Michael Winner alone! His t-shirt slogan refers, not to the state of the economy, but to matters in the, er, ‘trouser department’.

  • David K.

    Thanks for that, it was great, far more informative and thought-provoking than most of the coverage of the subjects.

    It would be interesting to broaden out the discussion to include the most general failures of Irish political culture and Irish intellectual culture which enabled us to charge headlong down the “cul-de-sac” referred to in the piece. I know the credit crunch is worldwide, I know dodgy property dealings are an international phenomenon, but it seems there was something peculiarly Irish about the mixture of cronyism, delusion, self-satisfaction and uncritical acceptance that marked the post-2000 bubble-boom.

    Loved the little “hello…? hello… Are we done…? Is that it?” bit at the end too…