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,┬áit 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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