Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger (Paperback)
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Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 01/07/2010
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For twenty years, Ireland's economic miracle was supposed to be the envy of the world. Low taxes, light regulation and an 'anything goes' attitude seemed to have created boundless prosperity. And then, as in Iceland, the glittering palaces vanished in the heat of the global financial meltdown. For years, those with economic power had been investing in a gigantic property bubble. In Ship of Fools Fintan O'Toole tells the story of this dizzying rise and sickening fall. Ireland may have had a tiger economy, but those in charge of it had not lost their taste for sweetheart deals, back-handers and bribery. This is the essential analysis of Ireland's economic suicide.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571260751
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 207 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 15 mm
Edition: Main

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“Ship of Fools”

Excellent book that details the follies of those behind the Celtic Tiger. The 'everyone knows everyone' culture of Ireland, for so long a strength, is shown to be a corrupting cancer at the heart of economic... More

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