Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lazy Sunday Service

It's been a listless but productive week.  I managed to convert my blogging post of last week into a full paper and have just about got our housing report complete - we're fiddling with graphics and data permissions.  And The White Gallows was officially published yesterday.  On the flip side, I went to a symposium on the state of the Irish economy and strategies to improve it on Thursday, which whilst very informative was depressing as it's clear to me that the deflationary cycle we're in is making things worse not better.  Plus there's nothing positive in our housing report - we've used 20+ different datasets, and whichever way you look at it the property bubble and crash is spectacular and housing, banking and planning policy in Ireland has been poorly formulated and badly implemented.  It's going to be a long, slow road to recovery both for the wider economy and the housing market. 

My posts this week:

Review of The Day of the Jack Russell by Colin Bateman
Redlining apartments
Review of Killer by Dave Zeltersman
New town for Cork
Not sure if this bodes well
Opening first lines
Review of Hand in the Fire by Hugo Hamilton
Off out into the world

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

The economic news is grim. We seemed primed to pull out of it here and then this oil spill. It's like 1937 all over again. I hope we don't need a war to save us.