NAMA – “The Only Show in Town or Criminal Theft?”

The next Leviathan is going to go on tour out of Dublin… The subject is just the next but one nightmare on Fianna Fail’s growing nightmare list… NAMA… A scheme which Joseph Stiglitz accused the bankers of robbing the taxpayer. His recommendation: ‘re-privatisation’ (in other words, what the Swedes did: nationalisation). Here’s the blurb:

The Government has proposed a National Assets Management Agency as a solution to the banking crisis. Its supporters describe is as “the only show in town” but increasing numbers of critics are calling it the biggest theft ever perpetrated on the Irish taxpayer. David McWilliams hosts a panel including international experts and Government representatives to explain the plan and separate the fact from the fiction.

Also featuring satire from Paddy Cullivan, The Emergency: Live and a new film from Doris/Magee.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009; 20:00 – 23:00; The Button Factory in Temple Bar…

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

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