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A forensic, entertaining polemic from the author of "The Pope's Children". Ireland is deeply in debt, beholden to the IMF, the EU and the bond markets. Its economy is frozen, and years of austerity are ahead. It didn't have to be this way - and it doesn't have to be this way. In "The Good Room", David McWilliams, who spotted the dangers of the Irish property bubble and imbA forensic, entertaining polemic from the author of "The Pope's Children". Ireland is deeply in debt, beholden to the IMF, the EU and the bond markets. Its economy is frozen, and years of austerity are ahead. It didn't have to be this way - and it doesn't have to be this way. In "The Good Room", David McWilliams, who spotted the dangers of the Irish property bubble and imbalances within the eurozone at a time when other commentators were cheerleading the boom, explains the bizarre economics behind Ireland's current predicament, and illuminates a different path for the country. He illustrates the consequences of debt and austerity for ordinary Irish people and explains why austerity can't work. And he shows that history offers numerous useful models for Irish recovery - provided we open our eyes to them. Economics is about people like you. "The Pope's Children" was the book that connected the dots between economics and daily life in Ireland during the boom years. "The Good Room" does the same for the Ireland of the bust, and is - in its call for a completely different approach - an even more urgent and necessary work. David McWilliams is Ireland's leading popular economist, and a columnist for the "Irish Independent" and the "Sunday Business Post". He is the author of the bestsellers "The Pope's Children", "The Generation Game", and "Follow the Money"....

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ISBN : 9781844882762
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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  • Denise Flynn
    2018-11-13 00:55

    I found this interesting and entertaining. Whilst I’m not an economics fan (tends to go over my head) I did follow the euro crisis whilst it was emerging. This book provided an informative narrative on some of the basic principles of economics and how these were mostly not applied to the Irish experience. I loved the intervening story of Olivia and her family and the personalised story of how the boom and bust affected them (fictitious but close to the reality from what I’ve been told). I don’t think this would be everyone’s cup of tea but I found it a good balance of factual and fictitious.

  • Dnkclarkehotmail.Co.Uk
    2018-11-01 17:56

    Great insight into a complex arena told in a warm, personable and entertaining style