Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lazy Sunday Service

Just started to read Anglo Republic: Inside the Bank that Broke Ireland by Simon Carswell. Not far into it and it's a sobering, depressing, interesting read. Just about everything about the bank should have been setting off alarm bells, instead it was feted and copied as the other banks tried to compete. The blame for Ireland's crisis is often placed squarely at the door of the banks and Anglo in particular. However, Ireland's political economic model and its regulatory regime gave free license for the banks to pursue dubious business models. It'll be interesting to see if Carswell manages to site and explain Anglo in this wider context.

My posts this week:
Review of Nazi on the Run by Gerald Steinacher
The El up Ninth Avenue
Some of the dark stuff
Two gritty takes on justice
Review of Garnethill by Denise Mina
Unfinished estates 2010-2011 change
I know you're not the answer


pattinase (abbott) said...

Are you having the "OCCUPY" movement there?

Rob Kitchin said...

Patti, very small. Occupy Dame Street. A handful of people. Protest here has been very limited. Lot of anger, but not expressed on the streets.