Monday, October 09, 2006

Can the economy be far behind?

I wonder if years from now people will look back to last Saturday evening, when Ireland lost 5-2 to Cyprus, and say, "that's when it all started to go wrong. When the economic miracle was blown away and the excesses of wealth of the 90s and early 00s finally caught up with us".

Silly, right? Well, I can't count how many times I've heard people say that the Celtic Tiger started with the success of the Irish soccer team in the 1990 World Cup. So, if the Celtic Tiger was born with success on the soccer field why can't the national economy also die there?