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The Pope's Children: The Irish Economic Triumph and the Rise of Ireland's New Elite

The Pope's Children: The Irish Economic Triumph and the Rise of Ireland's New Elite

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Named for the ironic coincidence of the Irish baby boom of the 1970s, which peaked nine months to the day after Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Dublin, The Pope’s Children is both a celebration and bitingly funny portrait of the first generation of the Celtic Tiger—the beneficiaries of the economic miracle that propelled Ireland from centuries of deprivation into a nation that now enjoys one of the highest living standards in the world.
Named for the ironic coincidence of the Irish baby boom of the 1970s, which peaked nine months to the day after Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Dublin, The Pope’s Children is both a celebration and bitingly funny portrait of the first generation of the Celtic Tiger—the beneficiaries of the economic miracle that propelled Ireland from centuries of deprivation into a nation that now enjoys one of the highest living standards in the world.

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Publish date: May 9, 2008
Added to Scribd: Feb 05, 2010
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wyvernfriend reviewed this
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There are interesting snippets and quips in this one but I think he simplifies things way too much. Yes he has some points in that Irish people are spending too much and not thinking about the future but he seems to want to pretend that he's above all this and he isn't, he's part of it. Indeed protectionism failed Ireland and the rampant emigration that plagued this country until the 90's still has scars but things can't be as simple or as meaningless as he makes it out to be. At one stage he's complaining about stereotypes and at another he's enforcing them. Yes Dublin is a traffic disaster but only forward thinking, reliable public transport can save that mess. Yes people own too much and have re-mortgaged their re-mortgage but that's because of the way the taxes are set up and the fact that this country encourages dishonesty.Interesting but needs a decent dose of salt with it. It earned a few extra points for making me chuckle. It also apparently echoes an American economist.
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