“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…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty