The Good Room

How Ireland ended up in a debtors prison ? and how it can get out

» David McWilliams

Penguin Ireland
Hardback : 25 Oct 2012

£14.99

Synopsis

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 wrote about the dangers of the Irish property bubble and imbalances within the eurozone at a time when other commentators were saying everything was fine, explains the bizarre economics behind Ireland's current predicament, and illuminates a radically 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.

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.

Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9781844882762
Size : 153 x 234mm
Pages : 256
Published : 25 Oct 2012
Publisher : Penguin Ireland

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The Good Room

How Ireland ended up in a debtors prison ? and how it can get out

» David McWilliams

£14.99


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