Written by David McWilliams in 2007 The Generation Game has an eerie precognisance of what has happen in subsequent years. In his astute and witty style, McWilliams outlined where he thought Ireland was heading after the boom ended
As the BOTOX ECONOMY was laid bare and the financial filler of other people's money became evident, the JAGGERS, JUGGLERS and BONO BOOMERS struggled to maintain their slice of a diminished pie. However the author saw a possible solution to Ireland's quandaries. Taking a trip around the globe from Shanghai to New York, from Latin America to Central Europe, he says we can learn from history and appreciate that Ireland has a unique economic resource: OUR GLOBAL TRIBE. If we exploit the demographic potential of the Diaspora, we can re-invigorate the nation. The prosperity of future Irish generations is based on harnessing the collective power of past generations. This is the global GENERATION GAME.
A fascinating tract on the State of the Nation' Irish Examiner 'McWilliams is a keen observer. This book is laden with insights' Sunday Business Post
David McWilliams is the author of The Pope's Children. He lives in Dublin with his wife and two children.