October 22, 2009

Leviathan: NAMA - The Only Show in Town or Criminal Theft?

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leviathan logoIn Association with Delta Index

Wed 28th October 2009 8pm
The Button Factory, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

In association with Delta Index

NAMA: The Only Show in Town or Criminal Theft?

The Government has proposed a National Assets Management Agency as a solution to the banking crisis. Its supporters describe is as “the only show in town” but increasing numbers of critics are calling it the biggest theft ever perpetrated on the Irish taxpayer.

David McWilliams hosts a panel including Green Party finance spokesperson Senator Dan Boyle; banking expert Peter Matthews; Margaret E. Ward of The Irish Times; and Government representatives to explain the plan and allow the audience separate the fact from the fiction.

Plus musical satire from Paddy Cullivan; comedy sketches from The Emergency: Live; and film from Doris/McGee Productions.

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  1. Ruairi

    I may yet attend a Leviathan event David. Would be either vitalising or depressing! A bit like the ’69 movement who thought they were changing the world.
    But without being too pessimistic, NAMA is like Brian Lenihan breaking the bad news that the Land Annuities problem hasn’t gone away and the British want their pound (no pun intended) of flesh.

    NAMA is like coming out to find your car has been badly damaged in a carpark. You’re not insured and you weren’t to blame but you get that awful sinking feeling; the feeling of wasted effort, wasted funds, waste. Even if you can pay for the damage, it is such a sumbol of wasted human effort and resources. Much like war. Which is also incidentally never started by ordinary or poor people. Its just fought by them and won by them.

    David, I hope you’re a biased chairman on this occasion. Go on ;-) No one would mind.

  2. Ruairi

    I may yet attend a Leviathan event David. Would be either vitalising or depressing! A bit like the ’69 movement who thought they were changing the world.
    But without being too pessimistic, NAMA is like Brian Lenihan breaking the bad news that the Land Annuities problem hasn’t gone away and the British want their pound (no pun intended) of flesh.

    NAMA is like coming out to find your car has been badly damaged in a carpark. You’re not insured and you weren’t to blame but you get that awful sinking feeling; the feeling of wasted effort, wasted funds, waste. Even if you can pay for the damage, it is such a symbol of wasted human effort and resources. Much like war. Which is also incidentally never started by ordinary or poor people. Its just fought by them and won by them.

    David, I hope you’re a biased chairman on this occasion. Go on ;-) No one would mind.

  3. The source of my pessimism comes from 2 angles. 1) The whole implementation seems to be extremely protracted. Much bigger and less nimble administrations than ours have put in place their plans much quicker. 2) Alternatives were not even considered. Maybe they would not be practical, but in these circumstances we find ourselves in, we should give every option a fair hearing. 3) I think the people now feel completely powerless. The government will do what they want anyway.

    I read today that Mr.Lenihan might increase taxes in the upcoming budget after all. Holy crap, we’re stretched wafer thin as it is. Interest rates could begin to go up again in 2010 and yet again many will be seriously hit. Retail will be in the doldrums big time.

  4. I meant 3 angles of course!

    See you at The Button Factory…

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