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Ireland's First Economics Festival


Hazlitt

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If you’re like us you’re finding all economics complicated and frightening in equal measure right now. What if we were to put some world class economic thinkers together with some of the best comic analytical minds available and see if they can’t make all this easier to understand in a way that is entertaining, informative and funny?

Money is serious. Comedy is funny. This could be seriously funny. And seriously useful too. Maybe there’s a way of looking at all this, a way which acknowledges how absurd where we are now is and looks for a way out with insight, humour and originality rather than depressing analysis of how we’re all going to hell in a hand basket. Our comedians, Colin Murphy, Karl Spain, Fred MacAulay, Des Bishop, Neil Delamere and Barry Murphy have all shown an ability to deal with the dark side of life without depressing their audience. Our economists are world class, all offering a unique take on what just happened, what will happen and what needs to happen next. Maybe if we put them together we’ll come away with a unique perspective and understanding of where we are, how we got here and were we need to go next. And we might actually enjoy ourselves getting there.
Kilkenomics

On a personal note of interest - Peter Schiff is making an appearance to talk about "How an economy grows and why it crashes" which I'm really looking forward to! :)
 

Cassandra Syndrome

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I wonder will Lennie, Jack O' Connor, Sean Whelan, Dan McLaughlin etc attend?
 

Cael

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