People & Power: Collapse of the Celtic Tiger

by Travis Gertz

I don’t know a lot about Ireland, and I had no idea that they’ve had such a roller coaster of an economy over the last couple decades. From the mid-1990’s to the mid-2000’s, Ireland went from the “poor man of Europe” to having one of the highest incomes per capita in the entire world. Then, like any economic shit bubble, it crashed and burned, and now holds the greatest dept in Europe and the greatest deficit in the world.

This fascinating mini-documentary tells the sickening story of Ireland’s economic rise and fall.

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