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Kilkenomics 2012 - 1st to 4th Nov


VHF

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Kilkenomics is taking place again in Ireland between November 1st and November 4th.

We're unique - the only festival brave (and foolish) enough to put the best comedians and economists in the world on the same stage. The San Francisco Chronicle calls us "an utterly bizarre idea but the public love it", while the Sunday Times says we're "one of the oddest festivals anywhere; comedy with a pint and a point."

We've had some amazingly diverse contributors in the three years since we launched, including Jeffrey Sachs, Peter Schiff, Willi Hutton, Max Keiser, Megan Greene, Bill Black, Heiner Flassbeck and Andrea Catherwood, among many other great speakers. We're going to have even more at the 2012 festival, which is already shaping up to be our best yet.

Check us out at http://www.kilkenomics.com

[video=youtube;NtfG6ZUOzC4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtfG6ZUOzC4[/video]

Constantin Gurdgiev on "Dictator Draghi" & "the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" of Europe!
Starts at 03:17 into the following clip:

[video=youtube;oQYkuURoTiE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQYkuURoTiE[/video]

What If Ireland Defaults?

Written with the interested general public in mind, the book is unique in its treatment of the theme of default from many different angles.

About the editors

Brian Lucey is a Professor of Finance in Trinity College Dublin and a columnist with the Irish Examiner.
Constantin Gurdgiev is Adjunct Professor at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin and an international newspaper columnist.
Charles Larkin is research associate in the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin.

The book is an excellent read — It needs to be read by our politicians and higher public servants. For the rest of us, it’s an excellent way to get up the learning curve."

John Finn, Irish Examiner, 9 April 2012
 


drummed

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Has anyone ever gone to this? Would they recommend it?
Yeah, i've gone several times. Its hit and miss stuff. Can be good, can be poor, you never really know what any of the shows are about or what the plan is. Its worth a look if your in Kilkenny. If you have to travel here be careful what you see.
 

Dublin 4

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Is Lauren going? petunia
 

kvran

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To the people who have been:

Does the festival generally reflect a particular world view?

I just know Max Keiser wants a return to the gold standard, effective regulation. David McWilliams . . . eh sell books by telling people what they want to hear and peddling simple solutions to complex problems.

"The Feminine Touch: Does 'Maleness' Cause Financial And Economic Mistakes?"
What a terrible title. Creating a false dichotomy before the discussion has even started.
 

Tea Party Patriot

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I have went the past three years, it is always interesting and well worth the trip for those with an interest in economics.
 

RobertW

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Pat Kennys radio show is coming live for two hours from the Set Theatre in Kilkenny tomorrow morning from 10-12.

Free tickets can be obtained by emailing Pat Kenny.
 

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I have attended the last couple of years. Found it interesting and a bit of craic. A couple of years ago we were looking into an unknown abyss so there a real edge to the discussions. Might not be that edge now that we have been plodding along with crisis for so long.
 

RobertW

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Pat Kennys radio show is coming live for two hours from the Set Theatre in Kilkenny tomorrow morning from 10-12.

Free tickets can be obtained by emailing Pat Kenny.
Has just begun. . .will be worth listening to
 

RobertW

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Pat interviewing a solicitor who spent a year looking for a job.
 

drummed

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So can we get a list of posters who are actually going please? That would be interesting.
 

RobertW

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Neil Delamare giving us his pre-prepared repertoire of awful jokes.
 

RobertW

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McWilliams wants setup a "Young Economist of the Year" in schools to mirror the "Young Scientist" competition.
 

Lonewolfe

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Beautiful song from the Raising Sand Plant and Krauss album - don't know who this little Irish spud singing it is but he's doing a nice job.
 

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